It IS the humidity

Humidity, Virginia weatherIn the middle of summer there's a lot of bellyaching about the weather. It's so hot. Waaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!

I've usually been able to go with the flow with no issues. Last summer I was running in the middle of the day during lunch. Low to mid-90s were the norm.While it would be hot, there was a huge element of satisfaction after the runs.

This summer I've transitioned back to being a morning runner. Generally, the temperatures haven't been so bad. Besides a few nights that didn't escape the 80s, it's been in the low to mid-70s for my runs.

But damn ... the humidity at 6:30 a.m. this summer is a new experience for me. I don't know if this summer is more humid than average, but I feel like I should just take a bar of soap with me and go ahead and clean myself in my own sweat.

There's been an odd satisfaction when I finish each run, but for the past week or so I am drained at the end of the day. I'm finding myself taking a look at how I'm hydrating and whether or not I'm doing enough. Nutrition wise I think I need to examine things a bit closer to make sure I'm not missing something.

Next time you hear someone say "It's not the heat, it's the humidity," they're right.

How much summer is left? Waaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!