Holy Humidity

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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When it comes to running, this New England gal is not used to the Florida humidity. I thought that I was going to melt on my 6 mile run this morning. Somehow, I survived, and now I’m enjoying a delicious iced coffee in my hotel suite.

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One of the best parts about my job (besides the food!) is running in other cities. It’s a great way to “explore” a new area. I’ve run in San Francisco, Vermont, Chicago, Philadelphia, and now I can add Orlando to the list.

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I ran 6 miles near the hotel. Even at 7:00 in the morning, it was already super humid and my poor lungs were not ready for it. I felt like I couldn’t breathe at times! Eventually, my body got used to it, and I trucked along with a few stops for picture-taking along the way.

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I completed 6 miles in 55:54, which isn’t a bad time, but I definitely struggled to run without stopping. Here are my splits:

  • 8:59
  • 9:18
  • 9:22
  • 9:33
  • 9:26
  • 9:11

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Mal is running his 6 miles with our TNT team in South Boston this morning. He said he’ll send along his recap later today.

Off to eat more! :mrgreen:

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70 Comments

  1. Tina, can I ask you how you work to improve your time per mile? I have been running and doing races for a little over a year now and cannot seem to make much improvement running, despite the different things I try. I have another half coming up in about 5 weeks and am looking to improve my time by about 5 min (or 30 sec/mile). Any suggestions? Love your site!!

  2. Ahhh yes… the lovely Florida humidity! When I visit my family there, I’m always out at 7 am to try to beat most of the humidity and heat on my run! Still a sweaty mess when I get back!

  3. Good job on the run! I just moved to Orlando from CA and I haven’t yet attempted running more than 3 miles outdoors.

  4. I can barely handle when it is hot in Boston, forget Florida haha. Next time you run there hopefully it will be winter and you’ll be happy!

  5. Uhggg, running in the the humidity is the worse! Considering the humidity, though, you kicked some butt! Great time!

  6. I think it’s hysterical that people can’t deal with clicking one little link to see each post. There really are worse things in life. I think the new blog looks fantastic and seems to work better, BTW. Good for you for raising money as part of TNT!

  7. I recognize those hotels!!! haha 🙂 And yes, florida humidity it horrrible. you either have to get out there before the sun even thinks about rising or when its well beyond set. Glad you made it through!

  8. I recognize those hotels! I lived in Orlando interning at Disney World last semester 😀

    And yeah the humidity is like going swimming. It’s horrible. Try working outside for 12 hrs in it. Gah. Don’t miss that. But rock on for running during all of that crap!

    Hope you get to go see the mouse 😉 haha have fun Tina.

    And I like you’re new layout!

  9. I love Orlando (Disneyworld!!!), but yes, the humidity is pretty bad. I’ve lived in the south almost my entire life and I still haven’t gotten used to it. Awesome you were able to complete your run! And I love the new layout!!! I like reading several posts in one sitting, and this way I can see more posts at one time on the home page. I really like it.

  10. You are a running beast, Tina. I definitely wouldn’t have made it in the humidity, especially not being acclimated to it. Good job! I agree with you, running is a great way to explore a city- even new parts of your own city!

  11. Humidity kills me too. Unfortunately, Chicago is know for its humidity. Not quite as bad as Florida, but seriously.. who woud ever think that Chicago is as humid as it is?

  12. yeah, ridiculous how people complain over one extra click. Laaaame. I love the new look, it’s much more professional. Murphy and the cupcake are what make it though 🙂

  13. but summer already ended there right? so it won’t be as humid soon…am i right? 🙂

    goodluck with the training…you can do it–give it all as they say 🙂

  14. That is awesome!

    I LOVE the new layout by the way. It makes seeing all of the posts much easier. I can scroll down to the last one I read and open up each new one without having to scroll down multiple pages!

  15. Running in humidity is so hard! I went home to Chicago in May and I nearly died when I tried to run. I’m an LA runner so I’m used to a super dry climate. And I love the new layout. It was kinda annoying when there was only one post per page.

  16. Good work on the run!! The humidity seems unbearable. But you pulled out a really decent time, so awesome job!!

    I’ll echo some of the other comments: how do you run with your camera? I’ve done it once before and I held it in my hand the entire time (with the cord around my wrist, of course). Do you wear something that you can keep it in while you run?

  17. I totally understand your humidity issue. I had my worst run a week or so ago. It was 95 degrees plus, and the humidity put the heat index way over 100. It was only a short 4 mile run, but I really wanted to just stop, crawl into the fetal position on the ground… and never run again. Terrible!!! But… I managed to finish… with walking breaks… and life went on. 🙂 Congrats on finishing! You should be proud of yourself!!

  18. Love the new layout! It makes it so much easier for a frequent reader to see what we may have missed all in one page! Plus the cupcake and Murphy are too cute!!!

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