Here are a few things that I do that help me cope.
Embrace the sweat. I love to sweat. There, I said it. It is so unladylike (as if I care -- I never claimed to be one). When I first started running, I was in awe of how much fluid my body could exude through my pores. I can lose up to 7 pounds on one run. It is necessary to hang my clothes up after a run so they won't mold... they are that wet. They drip and made a puddle on the floor. How cool is that? The sweat, more than any other aspect of running, makes me feel like an athlete. Own It.
Run early. Some of you late sleepers will not like this. But, I get up at daylight. At my house that's about 5:15. That ensures me nothing over 75 degrees, even in the dead of summer. The humidity will be close to 100% most mornings but I'll take that over a 95 degree afternoon run any day. I'll also take it over a treadmill run.
Think cool thoughts. This sounds silly, but it works for me. While running, think about that refreshing dip in the pool or cold shower. Think about that iced coffee or frozen smoothie. Have songs about snow and cold weather on your playlist. Sometimes my shuffle will hit on a Christmas song. Yes! Instant Winter.
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