Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Headlights Were Dripping

Well I'm glad we all agree that making love to the treadmill is either cheating or just weird.

I'm typing this from Harrisonburg, VA - home of my alma mater, James Madison Univ. Since moving to CO I don't get out this way much. We were in D.C./N. VA this morning - Ken and I did a 10K run on the WD&O trail. I will say this - CO may have elevation, but the east has humidity - the kind that makes you think your skin is melting off. The kind that makes you look like you just got out of the pool. The kind that gives you a sheen similar to having just bathed in baby oil. The kind that makes your shirt at the end of the run weigh more than you do. The kind that keeps your husband complaining that he is still sweating two hours after he's finished running. So those of you who regularly run in this squishy air - hats off to you. It is SO not easy.

14 comments:

  1. Whoa! I didn't know you were a grad of JMU! I went to EMC (now EMU) for in 1981/82. Still have a bunch of friends and relatives there including my brother and his family...

    Yes, training in the east was my first love. And yes it is SO not easy there...

    Headlights dripping is one thing... more than once mine were bleeding!

    Glad to be in CO,
    Eldon

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  2. ah yes, humidity. Gotta love it!! I've known nothing else in my life, but I hear that "dry heat" out west is good stuff!

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  3. Holy shit - I know. I lived in Virginia Beach for a while. No way!! That weather sucks balls!! I never got used to it. Plus it's so damn flat. Oh yeah, but it was nice to swim in the ocean. Can't do that here in the PacNW.

    Have fun!!

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  4. I grew up in Missouri. I HATE going back in the summer because of the humidity. Sucks!

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  5. "The kind that gives you a sheen similar to having just bathed in baby oil." That was totally me this morning. I tried to get a photo of it for my blog, but the camera couldn't do it justice. And I only did 2 miles before 8:45 am. My poor daughter and her cross country team this August with their 4pm 90-percent humidity FLorida runs. OY VEY!

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  6. Yes, NM has the elevation too (my Home!) but whew, this humidity STILL gets to me after almost 5 years! CAN'T HANDLE IT! Hope you're having fun in the area!! again - 10K in georgetown on Saturday morning, email me if you're interested!! :) it's not Supposed to rain....*fingers crossed*

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  7. I would NEVER survive. I have a hard enough time with the Southern Ontario heat. Have fun in VA!

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  8. I definitely have to take a cold cold shower after my a.m. runs and then run ice cubes across my face so that I won't sweat my way to work and walk in red-faced. But I think the sweating is healthy...

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  9. I kind of dig humidity most of the time. Nothing makes you feel like you worked quite like a shirt you can wring out. Enjoy the trip!

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  10. I know I was kind of spoiled after living in Colorado for 7 years. It is so hard to sweat whenever I go for my run in Denver. That was nice. I am now back to New Jersey and its humid. I have love and hate relationship with humid. There are times when I love the feeling of being drenched in sweat. There are times when I despite it. Enjoy your trip!

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  11. There's nothing worse than humidity. It's oppressive. I remember my Dad's first marathon in the late 1970s. It was in Fort Wayne, Indiana and it was 85 degrees and 85% humidity. I think he smoked a cigarette after the event. Seriously. :-)

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  12. My hubby went to JMU! And our niece is headed there for her first year this fall.

    I have a hard enough time running in the humidity up here -- VA would be tough!

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  13. Great post! Very informative and interesting as well. Wish you have more updates with your blog. Thanks!

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