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.