Holy Humidity, Batman!

That’s the phrase that came out of my mouth during my run this morning. It was so darn humid. Those nice, cooler mornings we were lucky to have are now officially gone here in Florida.

We do pretty much acclimate to the heat, but it takes some time. Maybe by the middle of June, I will be more used to it. Funny how the first runs this time of year always hit you like a brick wall. Usually, it generally takes me a couple of weeks of hot, humid weather to get acclimated to it again.

The Girl's Got Sole - Holy humidity, Batman

Most important thing in the humidity I’ve learned is to be mindful of the signs of heat exhaustion. Experiencing nausea, dizziness, fatigue, headaches and tingly skin are warning signs that can’t be ignored. It’s not worth risking your overall health for one training run. I once pushed myself too much during a 3 mile training run and felt as though I was going to pass out. It was an awful feeling, and thank goodness I had running friends there to help me cool down.

Staying well hydrated each and every day, not just on run days is important. Water is important, but the body needs electrolytes too. I use Generation UCAN Hydrate every day. UCAN Hydrate is a natural, clean electrolyte replacement with no sugar and zero calories. It has 5 essential electrolytes designed to replenish the nutrients lost in sweat. I love that it has nothing artificial and is only sweetened with the natural sweetener, stevia.

The Girl's Got Sole - Running in humidity

I’m so ready to adapt to the heat and humidity so that I can sweat better with less fatigue, and my heart rate decreases. Not that it still won’t be hot out, but it won’t feel so bad during training runs. Here’s to summer running in The Sunshine State!

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The Girl's Got Sole - Tuesdays on the Run





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Comments

Holy Humidity, Batman! — 10 Comments

  1. We had a long winter here in Chicago and I am looking forward to summer. But then I know I will be complaining about it.

    I’ve tried Generation UCAN Hydrate as well and like it. Wished it was cheaper though.

  2. Oh I hear ya girl! I was in Florida for a few weeks for work and it was so darn hot an humid there. The only time it wasn’t was at 5 am but I was afraid to venture away from my hotel then, so I just went to the gym instead. I have never heard of Generation. I always just use Nuun. I’ll have to look into that one.

  3. Seriously I don’t know how you Floridians do it. I get hot running there in winter. Summer must be blazing.

  4. I’m an ambassador for them this year, use my link in the discount codes section. It will save you 10% off your next order.

  5. I totally feel you on the humidity (I live in Southwest Louisiana)! UGH it can be a beast! Staying hydrated is key – I’m totally with you on that one!

  6. We had a long winter here in CT which was fine by me as I much prefer to run in the cold weather. Running in the hot weather is SO hard, especially when you add humidity on top of that!

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