Y’all, it is HOT! These 100 degree days are killing me! Just like winter, though, I haven’t succumbed to the treadmill quite yet! I’m scaling back my runs — short runs have higher intensity, long runs (not more than 7-8 miles!) I’m just tryin’ to survive. I also find that I’m trying to convince myself that I am, in fact, feeling a breeze when we all know that wind only blows when it rains — if anyone can even remember what that’s like!
So I’ve been extra careful to not let dehydration be an excuse to skip my runs and workouts, and I’m super excited to share with you the new stuff that I’m loving lately.
I’m most excited about FINALLY finding a handheld water bottle that I’m comfortable lugging around for an hour! The best part is that it collapses so I’m not toting around a lot of bulk when I’ve actually emptied it in the first 2 miles of run of 89% humidity!
Next, I would like to announce that I’m back on the Nuun wagon. They’ve reformulated it, taking out the artificial sweeteners, and pumping up my runs with my favorite: Cherry Limeade Energy Nuun. You can also check out the Nuun blog where they’ve got some pretty sweet ideas for summertime Nuun cocktails! Nuunarita anyone?!
Lastly, I know a lot of you have maybe heard the hype about Tailwind. No “gutbombs”, full spectrum of endurolytes, 25 g of carbs. Basically it’s an all-in-one, and we can hardly keep it on the shelves! Popular among the ultra-endurance athletes, proving gut-safe for even “shorter” long runs.
I can’t forget the old faithful products that have led folks through ultra marathons, Badwater 135, and triathlons. Hammer’s Endurolytes and Salt Stick’s capsules that have saved a number of runners from performance inhibiting cramps and those that just cant tolerate the sweetness that comes from other electrolyte and carb replacement options.
Then, there’s the Middle Half. 50 degree runs. Bonfires. Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING. Halloween Oreos. And little monsters ringing your doorbell! We’re so close, y’all!