Summer Runnin’, I’m Starting To Melt…

SandyThe weather report called for rain, Modern Philosophers, so I was worried that I wasn’t going to be able to run.  You know there’s a good chance I’d either melt, or turn into a Gremlin if I were to get wet out on the road.

I didn’t want this to be the end of Summer Runnin’, because I’m having a blast.  Summer Runnin’, I want it to last.

Lucky for me, the weather reports were wrong (Surprise!).  Not only has it yet to rain, but it was also incredibly hot when I put on my Running Toga and went out to do my 3 miles.

In fact, it was so hot, that during the majority of my run, the one thought that played on a continuous loop in my head was: “Holy $%^&, it’s hot out here”.

That Deep Thought was the only one I could muster since I was caught so off guard by the oppressive temperatures.  I didn’t let the heat stop me, though, Modern Philosophers.  In fact, I ended up running even further than I’d planned, simply to prove to myself that I was a macho man, capable of facing adversity.

thermometer-hotThere is no truth whatsoever to the rumor that I was so delirious, I just kept running past my planned turnaround point.

Besides, it was actually a good thing that Maine is still sweltering on September 6.  There’s no way it can snow when it’s that hot, regardless of how powerful Snow Miser thinks himself to be.

Our company softball tournament is today, but I decided to take a pass.  Last year, things got a little out of hand, I badly injured my shoulder, and the heat was as bad, if not worse, than it is today.  I’d much rather get in my exercise along my usual running route, rather than on the softball diamond.

After I stumbled home to The House on the Hill, I needed to take some time to unwind on the front porch.  The sweat was pouring off me, so I didn’t dare go inside and risk warping the hardwood floors.

Instead, I put my legs up on the porch railing, cranked up the tunes, and serenaded my neighbors with two songs.  Today’s selections were Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” and “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.

Neither Eddie Vedder nor Sting are in any danger of losing their front man gigs to this sweaty, off-key Modern Philosopher, but at the time, being severely dehydrated and most likely suffering from heat stroke, I thought I was the best singer in the world.

just runAnd so, another day of Summer Runnin’ is in the books.  Hopefully, I can get in a few more before the leaves change and the weather gets a little more brisk.

The more Summer Runnin’ I do, the more likely I am to continue running throughout the Winter.  I’m hoping that I can keep it going because I’m really not in the mood to pack on the Winter weight again this year.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  Get outside while Summer is still with us…

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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2 Responses to Summer Runnin’, I’m Starting To Melt…

  1. D. Parker says:

    Intriguing song selections. Glad you’re enjoying the summer…it’s not over yet. 🙂

    • Austin says:

      No, it is not. Rock on!

      I know you are a Bill Murray fan, so can I assume you like Ghostbusters? If so, I have a little surprise in a post I plan to write later today. 🙂

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