I admit it. I am not a fan of summer. Even with our super cold, nasty, long winter this year, I am not in love with summer. I love the idea of summer: longer days, more relaxed schedules, sun instead of grey. But humidity? Heat? No, no, no. In fact, I think I suffer from summer SAD. Every summer, though, I make the effort to embrace it. I will try again this summer, but if you find me huddled in a corner of my basement with ice in my running bra, well, you know why.
1. Run 2 half marathons! I’m running a half marathon in Ireland this summer, where the high appears to be in the 60s, so YAY! The other one, though, is the Madison Mini in Madison, Wisconsin. It could be comfortable, or it could be screaming hot. Either way -I’M RUNNING TWO HALF MARATHONS – which means, I actually have to train in the Virginia heat this summer. D’oh! The only thing that has me excited about this is running the race with my dad and this girl!
3. Train for Ragnar DC. See above – yes, I will be running in the heat this summer. Poor planning on my part – usually I hit Revolve and their serious air conditioning instead of braving runs in 100 degree heat.
4. Take my kids swimming. I think the only thing I hate more than heat and humidity is swimming. I hate getting my face wet and I don’t really like being out in the bright, glaring sun. So, yeah, I have to force myself to take my kids to the pool. (Probably doesn’t help that we don’t have a local pool here…)
5. Take advantage of all the DC area has to offer. My boys and I hang out a lot during the summer, in between camps and vacations. Last year we went to the Baltimore Aquarium, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum. DC has so many museums and other cool things and Shoo is old enough to enjoy them now (and Jones still likes me, which I know will end soon…), so we need to get out there and have fun!
So, tell me, what are you doing this summer? Got any DC suggestions? And are you visiting DC and want to meet up?