After Sadie’s intense trash talking this morning, I decided to suck it up and brave a run in the crazy heat.
St. Pete may be one of my favorite places to run in the world.
You can run along the water for miles and watch as fish jump and dolphins come up for air (seriously!) and there are always a bunch of other people running and biking which I find really motivating.
The only problem? From May through September the weather is H-O-T. If you don’t get your workout done before 8 a.m., the heat and humidity can be too intense to handle.
For some reason the thought of working out in a gym today made me cringe. I was in the mood to be outside, even if the sun was intense.
I knew Sadie would welcome some exercise, so I leashed her up and we completed 5 miles of running/walking around the pier in downtown St. Petersburg.
Physically, the run didn’t feel too hard, but the heat definitely slowed me down. I was also very aware of Sadie’s reaction to the heat, so we took quite a few water breaks and even sat under a shady tree for a few minutes about three quarters of the way through our run.
Sadie can handle the distance of a long run (she did every long run of my last half marathon training plan with me), but the heat gets to her.
Even though I was a hot mess at the end of our run/walk, I was really glad that I got out there. Outdoor cardio exercise is so much more entertaining than plugging away at the gym on a treadmill or an elliptical to me.
Snack + Lunch
When Sadie and I arrived home, I immediately ate a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup while plating a bowlful of crisp and cool grapes.
No grapes for Miss Sadie though. Grapes + Dogs = Bad idea! Did you know that grapes/raisins when ingested by dogs can lead to kidney failure?
I think Sadie subconsciously knew that she shouldn’t eat grapes because before Ryan and I knew that they were dangerous for dogs, we would toss her a grape and she never knew how to eat them. She’d roll them around in her mouth and spit them out.
After showering and working for another couple of hours, my mom was a sweetheart and decided to make us a nice sit down lunch! She made a batch of her homemade chicken noodle soup which we enjoyed along with tuna salad and crackers.
My mom’s soup recipe is my all-time favorite. It’s so simple, but simply delicious.
She changes it up from time to time by adding different vegetables or noodles, but the essence of the soup is always the same. I had two bowlfuls and am now quite full.
Time to knock back a few more hours of work. We’re hoping to possibly head to IKEA later tonight before RYAN gets here! I can’t wait to see that handsome fella.
I think Sadie will pass out from excitement when he walks through the door.