It’s Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.
My Topic this week’s is: What do you love/hate about summer running?
All apply even we weren’t in the midst of a pandemic.
I can get changed in minutes. Tank. Skirt. Cap. Go!
I love the SUN!! It motivates me to get outside and get my dose of Vitamin D!!
3. Longer Days.
As a working runner, this is especially important to me. It is no fun running in the dark after work. When it is dark, it limits the places where I can run.
4. Nature is prettier.
I love trees and flowers. So much to look at during this season. And different flowers and trees are blooming each week.
5. No Training Runs.
Even during a normal year, I run my big races in the winter, fall and spring. So summer is just for running. No plans. No stress.
I am very susceptible to insect bites so I need to always apply insect repellent. Sometimes I am lax and I pay the price with lots of itchy bites.
Dry heat is great but when it is humid, it is tough to get the miles in and the speed. I have to do a lot of walking…
Less layers but they are sweaty. That means that I can’t wear items more than once like I do in the other seasons.
In the summer, there’s hiking, tennis, boating, BBQs, etc. It’s hard to fit it all in and sometimes, I may have to just skip the run in favor of a summer-only activity.
5.Lack of Races to Motivate You.
Many more races to sign up for in the spring and fall. Not many even during a normal summer. So it may be hard to motivate yourself to get out the door or do those weekend long runs.
So I think I LOVE summer running more than I hate it.
Maybe I should move to a warmer, sunnier climate?
Happy Running! What do you love and/or hate about summer? Do you love or hate it more. Please share.