Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Thursday Stoke!

This Thursday I'm stoked about sweating. Yup, perspiring like the man I am!

Last night I went for a run. A 4-mile run to be exact. The temperature was in the upper 60s. I was feeling good so I ran fast. When I got winded, I ran slow. Then I ran fast again. All in all I averaged about a 7:50 pace and it felt great. This morning I ran before work. It was a 3-mile run and I ran a bit slower since I wasn't quite awake. The air temperature was about 65 degrees and at the end I felt great and ready to tackle the day. I felt great after each run because of one thing:

It's great to sweat again!!!!

I know a lot of you are still in the snow and hearing someone in Florida complain about the cold is probably as frustrating as trying to nail Jello to a tree, but let's face it folks; I'm used to the heat. I like the heat. Most of my life I've acclimated to our "Hades-like" weather down here and if it's not above 85 degrees then it's cold outside! This is the coldest winter I can remember in my entire life in Florida and I'm happy to say so long, bring on the heat.

It's been so long since I've really sweat during a run that I can't even remember the last time. I'm not a big "sweater" in the first place. I mean, don't get me wrong, I sweat just like everyone else does, but it's not uncommon for me to not start sweating until a mile or two or even three into a run and when the weather's been the likes of Siberia outside I haven't sweat at all even on long runs. Ok, maybe I get a little moist, but not a Florida sweat!

A Florida sweat is when you can take off your shirt and wring it out in a cup and have enough water to re-hydrate yourself! Yes, I like sweating and I can't wait to sweat some more and maybe even start drinking Gatorade again and taking Gu's and Gels instead of just drinking a little water and being fine. Bring on the heat!

Here's a picture of my bro Norton doing a hand-stand on Tuesday. We I snuck out of work Tuesday for a mid-afternoon session at Sapphire. It was clean and fun leftover swell from the weekend, but made a great longboard session with long period waist high waves and long lines to be had!

I think he's ready to try out for Circus de Soleil!

What are you stoked about?


  1. You can keep your heat. :) I run best in the 30's and 40's, but sadly it is usually warmer or colder than that!

    Glad you had a couple of good sweat-inducing runs.

    I'm just stoked that tomorrow is FRIDAY!

  2. This morning I started out my 3.5 M run in a light long sleeve and some shorts... by 1.5 the shirt was wrapped around my waist, a smile was on my face and I was wiping the sweat from my brow. I never thought I'd be stoked to sweat! Love this post! We are such Floridians!

  3. Oh boy, I love that picture!! That is talent....I have nothing but respect for anyone who can do that:) Are you a fancy surfer like that?

    I am soooo jelous of your 60 something temps:) We had a few days in the 40's which is pretty good. I would love to be able to run in my running shorts or skirt and a short sleeved shirt!! Nice job on your runs!!

  4. I love it that you called him a "fancy surfer," and I think I'm going to call him that from now on just to mess with him! Haha.... I suppose that I might be a fancy surfer, but my hand stand definitely needs some work! LOL

  5. that's awesome. i don't think I'd ever have the balance to even stand on a surfboard on my feet, let alone a hand stand! Glad you got to sneak out for a mid-day surf. I bet it was a great break!

    Oh, and good job on the run! I enjoyed a few nice runs this week too, with our weather warming up a little. Can't wait till next week when the rain is through!

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  7. People do yoga on their standup boards here.

  8. Haha what an awesome hand stand!

    I'm super stoked right now about two things...

    1) Catboarding trip coming up at the end of the month... three full days of powder! Woohoo!

    2) All the campsites we booked in Tofino for the upcoming summer/year... hopefully it means lots of surfing this summer!