An Icky, Sticky Labor Day (And I Mean That In A Good Way)

labor dayHappy Labor Day, Modern Philosophers!

While we are trained from birth to think that Labor Day Weekend marks the end of Summer, the beloved season actually still has almost three weeks left.

It definitely feels like Summer on this first day of September.  When I went on my morning run, the skies were deceptively overcast and it was a little foggy, but that was all a trick, Modern Philosophers.  It was icky, sticky, and gross out there.  Or maybe I should say hot, humid, and hellish.

However you want to describe it, it was definitely not Fall weather.  Summer is still in the air, and it caused my Running Toga to stick to my skin.

This morning’s 3 mile run was tougher than usual, which I assumed was because of the disgusting weather conditions.  Then I realized that it was my sixth run over the past eight days, and my body was just sore.

That realization made me smile.  When running becomes such a part of my regular routine that I don’t even think that I’ve been doing it too often, I know I’m in a good place.  I’m on vacation, and yet I ran six times.  Now that’s saying something about my commitment to getting healthy.

run sweatOr that I’ve simply lost touch with reality.

Either way, it’s a lot of running.

I know we’re supposed to relax and take it easy on Labor Day, but I figured that since I was working some labored breathing into the equation, that I wouldn’t be violating the rules of the Holiday.

Besides, this is the last day of my eleven day weekend, and I wanted to start it off in a sweaty manner.

Hopefully, I can maintain this pace after I return to work.  I’d been managing to run four days a week before vacation, which required getting up early two mornings to run before going to the office.  I don’t see any reason why that can’t continue.

It would be nice to have a running partner to keep me motivated.  Preferably one that’s about 5’6″, has brown eyes, long brown hair, and a dimple on her right cheek.  However, she seems to still be busy with that whole school thing…

When I need a little motivation, I’ll just think of The Girl Who Used To Run With Me and pretend that she’s just a few miles up the road, and if I can just get to her fast enough, I’ll finally be able to see her again.  Yeah, that should get my butt up out of bed…

happy laborAfter my run, I sat out on the front porch unwinding to a little music.  I didn’t mind that I was sweaty and gross because it just meant that I was being healthy and that Summer was still in the air.

Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day!  Take advantage of the beautiful weather while it’s still here.  Maybe go for a run?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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