Cue The Slow Clap.

18 Jun

I am honestly having a hard time believing that the humidity was only 48% yesterday, but Siri says it’s so.

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Sure felt like 100* to me!  Suck it mother nature.  I feel groggy, bloated, tired, and generally just disgusting when it’s hot and humid.  I’ve been going to bed earlier and sleeping past my alarm.  And yet, I did the almost unthinkable and forced myself to run after work yesterday.  I only had 2 miles on the books, but I was dreading 2 miles in the muggy misery.  To really dig it in to myself, I opted for a 2 mile trek that included several hills.  Honestly, it was forecasted to be hotter on Wednesday (today) than Tuesday, so I knew if I didn’t get the miles in they would be there waiting for me.  But they would be hotter.

This arrow in the picture below points to the spot where “Yay!  I get to run down hill!” became “Oh…we are going back up hill again.”  I forgot to bring my Garmin with me today to check the actual steepness, but I will make sure to include it in my weekly recap.  There wasn’t anything special about this run – it was probably pretty slow considering I walked a lot because DUH.  It’s really super friggin’ hot.

You’re lucky I love your curves, Pittsburgh.  That’s all I’ve got to say.

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When I got home, I was sans energy.  Sans spirit.  Sans vitality.  I knew dinner needed to be mindless and needed to drag out into lunch for the next day.  So, I grabbed one of my most recent Patak’s Simmer Sauces (swear, they do not even know who I am – I’m really just enjoying trying all the different flavors!) which was Mango Curry and some chicken breasts.  Very yummy and I’m not worried about a little extra sugar after a long, hot run.  I got 3 servings out of the jar, here is the nutrition facts per serving:

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Mango Curry Chicken w/ Coconut Rice:

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Yes, I know there was a startling lack of veg on my plate.  I was too hot and tired to even care.  There was more than enough chicken for lunch today and now I have to figure out how to use the extra coconut rice!  It would make a fantastic rice pudding.  So anyway, there was really no point in today’s post other than I am really proud of myself for getting uncomfortable!!!

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4 Responses to “Cue The Slow Clap.”

  1. Patak's Canada June 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Michelle, great post! Running when it’s humid is such a drag. Early mornings or late evenings are where it’s at! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and now we do know who you are. 😉

    Again, thanks for sharing and congratulations on your accomplishments.

    • SOLEfortheSoul June 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Awesome!!! Thanks for stopping by – you can see you’ve got a fan!

  2. Jennifer June 19, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    I give you credit! Yesterday I opted to run in the morning thunderstorm with the dangerous lightning instead after work when it is unbearably hot and humid…and it’s not even officially summer yet. You definitely deserve a round of applause!

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