Congrats to everyone on their races this weekend!! Lacey WOHOO!!! All the SF ladies…all the KC folks…seriously everyone had a great weekend for racing.
I can’t say that heat has ever really bothered me all that much when I run. So I was a little surprised to find that running in heat + 90% daily humidity suddenly made my legs feel sluggish. It also became quickly apparent that if I was going to run more than 6 miles I would now be carrying my water bottle.
Leaving at 6AM, temp was still 81 degrees and 90% humidity. So strange because at least in the summer in KC, if I went early enough I could escape the heat…it just never cools down here at the moment. I was really excited for this run because I knew I could run to some new places…but I also accurately knew that while 16 miles last weekend was a breeze I would probably struggle to hit 10 this week. Indeed after 5 I walked…then picked up back up for 3 miles…then I ran in to a Susan G. Komen race so I walked a few miles, ran one more and at 13 miles figured I was done.
Can’t remember the last long run where I just felt so compelled to walk after 5 miles!!! I came home, stripped down…and my clothing was so wet that is was dripping on to the floor. EWWWW, but guess that means I could jump in the water next time and no one would know the difference.
All right so here are some pics of the areas where I run…through downtown, Brickell Key and Key Biscayne where there is the 1 and only HILL I can find. Seriously the bridge is my 1 hill for training…not a fan of the lack of hills.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I took a pretty hard spill last weekend, while I was taking in all the sites around me during my run. I actually bust a blood vessel in my palm, skinned up my right hip and shoulder…so you are fortunate that these pictures were provided sans blood.
I am grateful my camera stabilizes while I run
I am grateful I survived my first driving in Miami
I am grateful for enjoyable chats with friends
I am grateful for meeting new people
I am grateful for all these new experiences
i have never been a fan of running in the humidity. guess it's something to get accustomed to…
It looks like such a nice place to run! I am slowly starting to appreciate the hillier part of South Carolina, but I am from Arizona so I am used to no hills while running.
oh my gosh it is so summer!!!! way to adapt to the new temps. forever a runner:)
I tried to warn ya girl! Florida is NO JOKE with it's humidity!!!
You totally suit Miami, glad you are settling in and enjoying some new routes. The heat would kill me too, I'm sure you will adjust to it!
Gosh, I'm loving the cooler temps for running right now. Not sure I could handle the heat!!
FLA heat is insane! Good luck with the running! It looks beautiful there!
Up in MA we got to run in rain and snow! The body says "hey this ain't so bad, i'm staying cool", the mind says "OMG just go home and take a hot bath!"
Abby (Abbys Vegan Ea
Wow, beautiful pics.. im a bit jealous to be honest.. IM FREEZING in NC!!
I need to get a camera that stabilizes on the move. My running pics are always so blurry.That heat/humidity would knock me right over. 13 miles is great! Good luck adjusting! At least you have some nice scenery.
That looks like a beautiful place to run. That humidity would have killed me, though!
Mel -Tall Mom on the
GREAT GREAT pictures.. BUmmer about the hills.. Does the Vegas Marathon have many hills?? That is your next stop right?I cannot imagine adjusting to such a drastic temperature and huimidity change…
you have such a pretty running route!! I love key biscayne, its beautiful!! great actiin shot of you running too!To be honest, I am not the BIGGEST vita fan either, they sent me a huge sampler box and so far the only one I like it the chocolate PB one and I had to toast it and put PB on it to make it tasty! haha…the cranbran was nothing to write home about, same withthe banana nut!have a great day!! hang in there with the humidity!!
p.s. you dont need a vita for the cashews for the kale chips. Soak them in water for a good 8 hrs, you will be fine in a food processor and then grind with the rest of the stuff. AND an oven is fine, just watch the chips like a hawk :)
Humidity is a killer but hopefully you will acclimate quickly! Pictures are great – it looks like a very nice area to run!
Ah, hope you are recovering alright from the spill! I'm sure you'll get used to the heat after a bit but good luck on finding hills…you might have to do some exploring!
so glad I don't have to deal with humidity & heat (although who knows if I'll be saying the same thing in January when you're still having nice weather).Way to kick out 13 miles in that crazy weather!
cw and jrw
Running in the humidity isn't fun…definitely prefer the other extreme:SNOW. (The pics are fun too.) -cw
awww, bad timing on the weather this week, We had record highs while the rest of the state had record lows on Sat. I was able to get out this morning when it was a nice breezy 65 degrees and let me tell you it was wonderful.
Oh no! I can't believe you fell! You pulled a Katie! Hahaha!Glad you're getting out and running still, those temps sound gawd awful! But the pics are great and so excited for you! Keep up the good work! :)
Ouch! Sorry about the spill! I can not run in humidity anymore, after living for 10 years in a dry climate. You'll acclimate though, happy running!
Glad you're enjoying Miami. Be careful out there!
Oh, the pain and suffering we are willing to endure just for a good blog post.:)
You should be feeling the nice weather yesterday and today. That part of Miami you are running is nice, just be careful. Yes, NO joke with the humidity. It's very flat here, except for bridges.
Heat & humidity suck any speediness out of me! I run in the dark early morning in the summertime just to avoid it. Hope you get acclimated soon…
Great pictures and fun to run in a new place!! Sounds hot though. You have the most beautiful smile!!!
Welcome to our crazy HOT Florida world!! It just isn't the same as running in cooler weather with less humidity, doesn't matter how good a shape you are in! Sorry to hear about your spill, hope you are healing quickly!!!
hope your hand is feeling up! i've got the opposite problem right now, as it's been a little too cool too quickly up here :/
Nice Pics! Glad you are enjoying your new city. My ex hubs used to live in Florida; there's some serious humidity down there. Ugh!Thanks your comment on my blog the other day; I appreciate everyones support. I am working in a blood doctor to find the cause of the embolism, but they know it is partly genetics because my mom has had clots.
yikes, scorcher alert! feel free to send some of that heat my way, please and thank you :)
My bf lived in Miami until a few weeks ago. I would visit him once a month, and I always ended up walking or staying in the air conditioning for a workout. It is so pretty, but the humidity is a killer! Good job on getting 5 miles of your run in. Your body will eventually get used to it.
Yuck to the humidity, but look at your scenery! I think you're still lucked out! :) KC weather was a mess this weekend. :(
Scenic new places to run in- what a treat! Thanks for sharing the great pics. You are doing great to be out there despite the humidity. Keep it up !
I was wondering how you had been doing with the humidity. I'm still visiting in Texas and it is so much EASIER to run here than it is to run at home in S. Florida. I was just telling my husband that I'm kind of dreading going back just because of the humidity. But its hard to beat the views :)
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trying to catch up on some posts. Ouch re: the fall, but it looks like you have some gorgeous places to run and that you're settling in nicely! YAY!
Great photos!!Sorry to hear about your spill, though :-( But I soooo know what you're talking about running and coming back DRENCHED. Might as well have gone swimming, eh? But the worst of the humidity should be over soon and winter is usually a wonderful time to run in FL. You'll be smiling while many others in cold places are shivering :-)
That Rickenbacker Bridge is no joke either, good job getting over it, twice!