Why would I think it was great all these years later? Apparently I assumed the couple (dozen) extra pounds I am packing would provide me with good insulation from the heat, and as such keep me cooler while running.
So the day after I start my blog and feel so gun-ho about running again my friend Brian wants to go for a run. Just an easy 6 miles or so. I'm excited and agree. about 4 miles later I remember I'm still a goofy white Irish kid from upstate NY who thinks 65 and overcast is the nicest weather on the planet. Damn. Anyways, I thought 2 things. First I can't believe I forgot how much running in the heat sucks. Secondly, how the hell can I ever bitch about running 6 miles? What happened to me. Needless to say my next run, on Monday, was an easy 4 miles inside on the treadmill with the AC on.
I came to Florida and choose to run inside on a treadmill to avoid the weather. What is wrong with me?
On a random note that some running nerds might enjoy. Years ago I had my gait analyzed and it was determined I was a severe over pronator. My new job requires me to analyze gaits myself, so I got mine done again, just to give an example of a severe over pronator. Guess what, I don't over pronate at all. In fact, my stride is almost perfectly neutral. So I have been wearing stability shoes for who knows how long for no reason. Needless to say I gave a bad example of an over pronator, and I also have wasted a bunch of money. Oh well, at least now I can train in the Lunar Trainers (sweet).
Moral of the story, I have a week left in Florida then its off to either DC or Atlanta. I hope DC, but Atlanta is a pretty chill city as well. From their it is back to the glorious north east for a month. I will be in Boston, Providence, and of course NYC. Sweet.