Eight mile run is DONE for the day. And good thing since it’s only getting hotter by the minute. At 6am it was still really hot though–85 degrees with 91 percent humidity. The temperature is expected to rise to 103 and with the humidity that should feel like 120. Ouch! Talk about heat exhaustion and sunburn. Even last night when I walked outside my front door at 9:30 pm I was washed over by some heavy layers of humidity. Thank goodness I’ll be at the beach tomorrow although, who knows, the ocean may not even cool me off!
Regardless of the heat though I still am powering through my routines and eight miles was not so bad which means training is paying off and I’m getting used to the longer distances. Unfortunately (or fortunately for me today) I saw a dead snake on the side of the trail. I jumped so far and almost knocked over my training buddy. It was a big one too so I better pay close attention when I’m running along the side of a trail–you never know what’s lurking. The heat must not have been good for the poor slithery fellow.