Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some Like It Hot

... and some sweat when the heat is on.

To say it's been hot lately would be a little bit of an understatement. It's pretty much just miserable. I have to say that I wouldn't mind the heat so much (that's not to say I actually like it, it just wouldn't be as bad) if I didn't sweat to much and so easily. Sweating is ok when your working out, in fact I love it. I don't feel like I have gotten a good workout unless I am dripping by the end. On all other occasions sweating is not ok!

This situation is made even worse by the fact that I do not have a/c in my car, or apartment. You are probably thinking, what kind of crazy person am I? Well first of all I spent the first 12 years of my life with out a/c, an in a weird way I almost kind of liked falling asleep with the breeze of a giant fan blowing in my face. I even remember summers at cheerleading camp packing into UMass dorm rooms sleeping with box fan parked at the head of my bed. It was amazing. I am not a crazy person. I just keep forgetting to get an a/c unit for my apartment. I have lived there for three years. Ok maybe that does make me a crazy person. And my car? well that's the same story. The a/c hasn't worked in my trusty '97 Volvo for at least two years, but I always seem to make it at least halfway through the summer with out much suffering and once August hits I feel like it would just be better to wait until next year.

At any rate I am staying cool by mooching of of other people's a/c such as Boyfriend and work. This is not to say that I am visiting Boyfriend or going into the office purely because of the amazingly refreshing arctic air, but it is a nice perk. Any tips on how to beat the heat during/after workouts or just how to stay cool in general? I would love, love, love to hear them.

xx Sara


Rachel said...

cold showers are the PERFECT end to a hot workout : ) we've been hit pretty hard with the heat in cali lately, too!

Bethany said...

It really is HOT. I know what you mean about the fan blowing right on you...I loved that in college and summer camps. We had a good solution, although it's not very classy or permanent. Put as bag of ice BEHIND the fan, so that the air it blows is ice cold, not just re-circulated hot air. It really cools down the room.

Denise said...

i could totally live without AC. i hate the way it makes me feel stiff. we only have it on b/c of my husband. yesterday i worked from home and had it off most of the day.

CLAMCO said...

Call me crazy, but I love the heat wave we're having in northeast PA. Hubby n' daughter, however, need the a/c, otherwise I would have all the windows open so I can hear the birds. But when I was a kid, my mom used to tell us to run cold water (or put ice on) our wrists. It supposedly cools the blood as it circulates around your body.

J said...

I agree - cold showers are the best for cooling off after a run. I don't have AC in the car or home either. The windows in the place I live don't fit the ac units and my car ac just hasn't worked for a while, not sure why. So I have been suffering. at least the heat works in the winter!