On Thursday, I went for an extremely hot run. It was about 96 out and I made it just under 3 miles (what I planned). I am a very self conscience person and I don't have the "perfect" body. I'm fine with that! When I got back to my car, the first thing I did (before drinking more water), was take off my tank (I had a sports bra on underneath). I'm not sure if I have the self confidence to run in only a sports bra.
I started a conversation on Twitter about this. How do you feel about people (men and women) running in the heat with the least amount of clothing (not to get the cops attention) possible? I think I may try it tonight when I go for my next hot run.
In other news, I'm going to be upping my mileage. I finally feel the urge to run more, even if it is in the heat. I need to be outside as much as possible. I love the outdoors, and I'm starting to not hate braving the heat for a run (I'm still a baby for other heat related outings).
Right now, I'm only running about 9 miles per week, not even double digits. I think I will alternate the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays (ripped vs. spin classes) and run outdoors Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, for a little longer than I have been.
Any special, cooling tricks to running out in the heat? I'm already filling my handheld a little and freezing it during the day and filling the rest when I leave for my run. I know about hats and sun block. Anything else that I'm not aware of?