Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I Am Radiant

I'd definitely consider myself radiant this time of year.   No, no...not the dazzling, luminous type of radiant.  And I can't say I'm the overjoyed, ecstatic type right now either.  I'm the subject "from which heat radiates" type of radiant.  I'm talking about the "I'm melting in this heat & humidity" type.  You know, glowing profusely with SWEAT.  Lots of it.  Gallons.  Even on shorter runs around an hour, I'm losing between 2-3 pounds.  I drink 16 ounces during a short run and then more after.  Plus coffee.  Lots of coffee.  Sorry, I digress...




Mr. Dew Point, the perpetrator of my self proclaimed radiance, has been dictating my training runs.  At least I'm flexible enough to swap my days around.  For example, if I wake up and see Mr. DP is a cruel 75 I'm not going to attempt speed.  I'll just make myself sick.  I save that for a lesser DP day. I'm thrilled right now if I wake up to see a 70.  {Whoop!}  If you know anything about this, you'd know 70 is still a sad slog fest of moisture in the air, especially when added to our southern temps. But, it is about the best I can get.  I keep stalking the weather apps just waiting for that glorious prediction that it's going to plummet.  During the coming week?  Please?  A girl can dream...

There's also that female over-50 type of radiance that deserves it's own how to survive manual post.  {I wish there was an app to check the forecast on that!}   But, I won't go there today.  I think I'll save that post for the word IRRITABLE. 

Anyway...speaking of radiant, this has been a common treat on my early morning runs this summer. When the sun begins to rise and I see it's going to be fabulous, I quickly run back to the mailbox where my phone is waiting to capture it. 


This radiant makes that other radiant totally worth it.




Tell me about your radiance!


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20 comments:

  1. What a sunrise! That is one of the greatest gifts of a morning workout, even if you have to suffer through the humidity (and believe me, that's a treat we share in Virginia!).

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    1. Our humidity seems worse this week. Or, I'm just so over it -- that's probably more accurate. I've reached my breaking point. I do love my mailbox sunrises!

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  2. Yep. Sweat makes us radiant! I definitely have the glow these days!

    Looking forward to the day when the WW is grumpy!

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    1. I could write book about being grumpy. What am I so irritable? We will have much to discuss in December.

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  3. Yep, I was 'radiant ' this morning as well.I have a feeling that you and I could put that other 'survival manual' together ourselves! Beautiful sunrise....happy Wednesday!

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    1. I think I was even more radiant this morning than all summer. When will it end? Oh yes, we could bang out a survival manual. And...when will that end? I've had enough.

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  4. Beautiful sunrise photo! I've definitely been sharing the radiance recently :) But today was a nice treat and I could sense Fall in the air during my morning run.

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    1. There is usually a morning around this time ever year where I literally can smell fall. It hasn't happened yet, but when it does -- I may shed a few tears.

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  5. I don't glow. I turn pink and I sweat. And we're dealing with much cooler temps than you!

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    1. I'm so over the weather after today. I think I've reached my breaking point. And, I'm not sure I have any sweat left in me.

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  6. I totally agree, we need something to reward us for getting up and out there early sweating our tails off! I think views like this are our reward!

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    1. I do too! I get so excited we I start seeing the pink in the sky!

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  7. Let's hope things cool down a bit as we go into September! You are doing Awesome in all those hot an humid runs Holly!

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    1. Unfortunately, I think the heat and humidity is here to stay for a little while longer. I was hoping my next really long run would be more comfortable.

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  8. Been sweating my butt off out there lately! September is coming soon

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    1. I keep telling myself that...even though in my case, September can still be very warm. I just want less humidity. Is that too much to ask?

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  9. We women don't sweat, we sparkle! hehe!! Great job keeping it up in that heat.

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    1. I sparkle profusely. I should be able to light up a night sky. LOL.

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  10. Our dew point was only 61° this morning an air temp of 72°. It was delightful compared to what I've been running in! Your sunrise picture is gorgeous. Nice capture!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I can tell we are getting the tiniest bit of relief this week. And, I appreciate any little bit!

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