Gratuitous self-pic because I'm pleased that I'm starting to get ab definition
My running is going quite well though and I'm even adding in an occasional cycle trainer session and now in the routine of doing 2 major weight/core sessions per week which is resulting in some nice changes in my body. The trail running is something I always look forward to doing especially when we can get out and hit some hills. Today however turned into a major suffer and sweat fest about halfway through and our entire group was feeling it. Like most of the country we are under a severe heat wave (100F plus days that started last month) and NO rain. Well at least until yesterday when small showers and a major wind storm hit the central Arkansas area. One of those small showers popped up this morning midway through our run, immediately after the sun came out and turned the area into a sauna. I was so sweat-soaked that I could wring the moisture out of my shorts and my shoes were sopping from sweat dripping down my legs into them. Gross, eh?
One of the many large trees that had been blown down yesterday
Looks like fall rather than early July
Forcing smiles because our legs HURT! Notice the lack of sunshine--that's about to change
Yep, this is when it started feeling like we were running in a sauna.