We’ve got FIVE incredible co-hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With AttitudeRun Laugh Eat PieRuns with Pugs, and me for another Fit Five Friday link-up!  This week’s topic is “5 tips for Summer running/fitness”.  Feel free to write about this or any fitness topic you’d like.

It is beginning to feel like Summer.  It isn’t my favorite season but I do my best to deal with it.  This year I am not looking forward to it because of my hot flashes.  I am having a hard time with them already.  Why do women have to deal with them?

Here are some Summer running tips that work for me. 

☀️ Run early in the morning.  I am a morning person and enjoy the quiet time in the morning.  I remember years ago one Summer running in the middle of the day and it was in the high 80s.  I’m not sure what I was thinking.

☀️ Wear protection for the face, body, eyes, etc.  I wear sunblock on my face and body.  Sometimes I wear a hat when it is sunny.  I don’t wear sunglasses since I don’t wear my glasses when I run and can’t really see clearly with sunglasses.  

☀️ Have fun.  It will be warm or hot.  There is no point in going too fast.  If I have to walk more than usual then that is OK.

☀️ Use body glide in various parts of the body.  Chafing is the worst.  The combination of the skin rubbing and sweat will most likely cause you to chafe.

☀️ Hydrate.  Being dehydrated is a horrible feeling.  Depending on how long I am running depends on whether or not I take water with me.  But no matter what, I always make sure to drink water all day.

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6 Comments on Fit Five Friday: 5 tips for Summer running/fitness

  1. I love the early morning runs in the summer and yes, always put on sunscreen. I’ve gotten so much better about doing that.

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