Naked and hot used to be a happy phase but not any more ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜‚

So - 31 degrees today and I though starting at 10am would be cool enough - wrong!

That September sun is HOT โ˜€๏ธ but having learned the slow lesson (again) I set off happily on my new 5k route at a very sedate pace.

After 5 minutes of running Van Morrison stopped crooning in my ears and I heard the bing bong that means my earphones had died ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Nooooooooooo I thought - not naked ...noooooooo ๐Ÿ˜‚

New short but so steep hill loomed and all I had the pleasure of listening to was what sounded like an 90 year old (no disrespect intended) with acute asthma - Blimey!

Carried on and met my old route and thought the only thing to do was concentrate on the breathing - so (as I think @davelinks posted recently - thanks Dave this was a life saver) I did the 3 steps to breathe in and 2 steps to breath out routine and it really worked - my breathing went from raggedly to controlled - still a bit panty but controlled ๐Ÿ˜‚

Steady, steady, breathe in, breath out , slowly does it, round the bend and across the flat piece of terrain, onto my favourite place down by the stream under the trees and then the big hill, breathe in, breathe out.....

Stopped here and walked the hill past the horse riders who smiled, waved and shouted enjoy your run ( do I look like a runner now??) and then onto the new route again down through the shade and coolness of the trees where I ran again with my beloved dog waving his happy tail in front of me, checking over his shoulder every now and again that I was still with him ๐Ÿ˜€ that boy sure keeps my spirits up

Stopped for my warm down walk. Ran for about 30 minutes in total with a break in between and a lovely long warm down and I was sooooo hot afterwards!

In retrospect I am glad I lost my sound today as it did make me concentrate on my breathing which is not something I think about much and it really helped my run and my ability to keep going - will remember that in future runs...so much to learn ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Never thought I'd ask for it but looking forward to some cooler weather ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy running ๐Ÿƒ

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  • So loving my tags today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • What are febrile convulsions...?

    hope you didn't have some..๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • No idea what they are but I didn't have any ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Please, please tell me you didn't run in 31 degrees?... It was cooler when you set out? Phew!!!!!!!!!!

    Love your post :)

    You did brilliantly anyway.. I was out before 8 and I was hot, ( and not in a sexy way), coming in even then..love your title too!

  • No - it was about 22 degrees when I went out - had a day off so this afternoon when it hit over 30, i was in the shade reading๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thank goodness...I had visions of a small pink blob..melting...reading..shade..good! Currently, here.thunder and lightning..and my garden and courtyard... under 3 ins of water๐ŸŒฉโ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

  • Wow - we missed that - still hot and sticky here - forecast says 20 degrees overnight = phew!

  • Stopped now..21 degrees..but..after France..it feels cool..๐Ÿ˜„

  • That's true !!

  • Hats off to you. It was pretty warm when I went out at 5.30 this morning - give that girl a medal ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿญ

    Sounds like a nice run - will have my new dog with me soon I hope ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • Not that hot here..we need pikkies of little dog too, please!

  • See my Saturday posts. New running partner and two oldies. He's a cutie ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • Will do...still got holiday head on..๐Ÿ˜

  • Oh I hope so

  • Sounds like a lovely run..the temperature is soaring today, well done kate for getting out there and working hard.๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž

  • I love to run naked - I like all the sounds around me and once I stopped listening to music I've never gone back to headphones. It is hot! The sweating seems to go on for an age after you've stopped.

    Well done!

  • My first time properly - bit scary - love walking without distractions but on runs the music sometimes distracts me and helps me move on hope for some cooler days now ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I find the music helps me keep going but will not use it when I take Peanut with me. Will need to be able to hear what he is up to !!

  • True....my boy only got faintly trustworthy at about 3 ๐Ÿ˜‚ and that was when I started running - pups are a whole new ball game

  • I think I might find it even tougher than a pup. He is 2 and has a few issues we have to deal with as a result of his previous home. He only has such short hair because it was so matted he had to be shaved ๐Ÿ˜ž He is adorably affectionate though๐Ÿ˜€

  • He sounds gorgeous x

  • What a great run! You even sound like a runner now :) And you've done the running naked rite of passage! I am in awe that you ran in this heat, even earlier on it was well scorchio and, as always, loving the random tags๐Ÿ˜‚

  • me too ๐Ÿ˜‚ no idea what a febrile convulsion is? But sure i haven't had one!!

  • Apparently (Google is my friend), it's a seizure brought on by a fever or high temperature๐Ÿ˜ฒ I am learning SO much on this forum!

  • Haha!! ๐Ÿ˜‚Maybe I did have one after all!!

  • You might have done if the temperature got up to 38 degrees which is like sitting in a blast furnace

  • Thankfully not manofkent62 :-) this was warm enough - that kind of temp is "not moving except to slip into a pool" temp x

  • Sounds like a lovely run! Perhaps running is there to show us (among a million other things) that sometimes unexpected blips can turn out well. :)

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