There has been one good thing — and one good thing only — about this extreme heat.
It’s turned me into a morning fitness person.
With temps “feeling like” 40+, the last thing I want to do when I get home is think about running. Or yoga. Or anything beyond lying down in a cool, dark place. So, last week, I opted to run on Tuesday morning. And Wednesday morning. Neither run was very long (6k and 5k, respectively), but they got the job done. I felt accomplished and relieved that my workouts for the day were done.
On Thursday morning, I hit up Yoga for Runners at EnergyXchange. On Friday and Saturday, I did a whole lot of nothing. Sunday was more yoga in the park, although it was slightly less magical than my first time. Isn’t that how it always goes?
Oh, and on Tuesday, I played softball. We lost, as per usual. But I played catcher for the first time and spent all the next day wondering why my quads were so sore.
Right, it was because I spent two hours in a squat. Good times.
Even though Toronto has cooled off, I’m hoping to keep this trend up. Although, if I ever want to run more than 5-ish kilometres, I’m going to have to wake up even earlier. Yikes.