Why? Because I need a cabin or cottage or beach house in the north in the summer. I mean, Beer Geek works from home four days a week. It would work. He could fly up every Wednesday night, work from our summer home and then fly home on Tuesday evening to be in the office for his Wednesday meetings. That sounds perfectly reasonable, right?
So, who wants to share their lottery winnings? Or family money? Or pay me a million a year to run and blog?
Guess I’m stuck in the land of hot. At least the boys and I get to run off to Wisconsin for a big chunk of August. (Sorry, Beer Geek. Remember to feed the gecko while we are gone.)
We have at least a couple of weeks every summer that look like the above. And every summer, I whine and whimper, but every summer, I survive it. I don’t like it, but I survive it.
Somehow, despite running a whopping 10 miles last week, I’m actually getting in shape and losing weight.
How, you ask?
Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp. Turns out that I like having a fitness “To Do” list. She tells me what to do and I do it. And the workouts are super challenging! But that, combined with really watching what I’m eating, has my waist down to pre-kids size and my other body parts shrinking as well. And, woohoo!, I’m starting to see muscle definition in my arms.
I promise I’ll share pictures soon, but now we are off to the pool. I plan to spend my day alternating sitting in the shade with sitting up to my neck in water. Some day I’ll be a runner again…
Is it stupid hot where you are? How do you survive? Or are you one of those people who actually likes summer?
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The title of this post made me laugh – probably because I think the same thing sometimes!!
Pretty hot here – the humidity is what makes it unbearable!!
Wait, you could move to Oregon and he could fly back one day a week for meetings. Yeah, I’m on to something, since you will be independently wealthy anyway.
Hmmmm….you are intriguing me…I’ve been in training mode so much this year I forgot what just ‘working out’ can do! Good for you.
I actually *do* like the heat…I’m originally from Florida. But in FL, we go from A/C house to A/C car to A/C mall to… the beach, where there is usually a breeze.
But D.C. is a totally different animal…sticky heat…built on a swamp….yucky!!
Now the rains have stopped and the heat has come. My Sunday race was the worst in my life. Tomorrow we are leaving for our bike ride at 6 to try and beat the heat.
It’s cold where I am and I love it. It will be my turn to whinge and whine about the weather soon enough so I’m going to enjoy shivering while I can.
pheeeewww! thats warm. It has been hot where I am, but not quite that hot. Now I am just more exhausted after my evening jogs, so sleeping has been great.
I signed up for Tina’s bootcamp as well and then we all get sick…so I am like 4 weeks behind. But I plan on starting this week. I really need to get back to strength training . Definitely a weakness of mine. I really would like to be in good shape for MCM, and not just good running shape.
Ugh, that heat does not look fun. I’m with you, when it’s hot and humid I just want to be near a lake!
I definitely need to check out that bootcamp; sounds like exactly what I need. Congrats on the successes you’re seeing!
Yeay, have fun in Wisconsin!
And I’m thrilled to hear the bootcamp is working well for you.
Nothing in the hundreds; low humidity; how can you be complaining? You have to go through the hot of summer to enjoy the cool of fall!
Yuuckk! It’s mid 90’s here as well– (feels like 111F with humidity). And to make matters worse, we live in an old farm house with no air-conditioning. :p
I recently read about Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp, and think I might join the August sign-up! Anyone else here joining in?