Friday Thread: Handling the heat + starting back

I’ve been thinking about all of you who live out on the West Coast these past few days, as we’ve all watched temperatures soar into the triple digits in many cities (like Denver, of all places) and even above 110 for several days in some areas.

Also, I’ve been wrestling with getting back to running after taking a break — I ran yesterday for the first time in a few weeks, and it made me realize how much I’ve been missing it. Just doing it, even for a handful of miles, on a regular basis.

So, I thought that instead of one question today, I’d throw out two — and also let you know that you should feel free to throw in questions of your own if you like 😃

  • How are you handling the heat right now? Are you still getting outside for your runs — and able to get them in safely?

  • What’s your approach for getting back into running after laying off for a while? What mental shift do you make, and do you try to get back to the fitness level you were at before?

  • What question would you like to throw out to me, or to the group? Feel free to ask anything you’d like — there are always so many helpful readers here, I’m sure someone will chime in with a thoughtful answer (if I can’t answer it).

Looking forward to grabbing a ☕️ and chatting with you! — Terrell

(By the way, here’s 👇 the forecast for today — be safe out there!)