July 5th 2020

“The real you is not you, the real you is what is within you. What is behind your joy or your melancholy. What gives you the reason to ponder. What moves or stops you. What makes you you is you.”

― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

June 4th 2020

My Morning in the Heat

Summer is really starting to feel like it’s here. Taking Rex on his walk, he tuckered out faster than I thought he would. That was okay with me though, I forgot to put sunscreen on and I felt my shoulders burning. After I got him some cool water and some air I decided to do another HIIT workout from Monday. I wanted to do it before the heat became unbearable.

Grabbed my water, and my Ipad and headed to the backyard. Its the only space where I have enough room and don’t feel like I’ll bring the house down with all the exercises. By now it’s a little after eleven o’clock and the heat is making itself known. I’m doing my thing, sweating, keeping up and then it was time for burpees. I have a love hate relationship with them. I did them to the best of my ability but then, I felt it. After a while you start to really know your body and when you push your limits I was doing just that. I heard the slight ringing in my ears, followed by everything becoming muffled. I felt myself getting a little dizzy and tunnel visioned. You guessed it, the heat was getting to me.

Thankfully, I’m able to recognize when my body has had enough. I stopped, let my heart rate slow down, drank my water and got inside to the cool air. After a few minutes, my body began to cool down and get back to where it needed to be. Did I finish the workout? No. That’s okay though. I was a little bummed out, but I would rather be safe than not.

Things to Watch for:

  • Heat Cramps. Heat cramps will feel like more intensified cramps.
  • Heat Exhaustion. The skin will be pale, clammy with excessive sweating. Stop the activity and cool down immediately.
  • Heat Stroke. Skin will be hot and dry, seek immediate medical help. This is very dangerous.

Be careful and stay safe working out in extreme temperatures. Make sure to have a source of hydration accessible. Wear comfortable clothing for you and your environment. Most of all, have fun! I hope my little excursion of the day helps with becoming aware of your body and in a hot environment 🙂 Have fun working out lovelies! 💚

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”

– Marcel Proust

Upper Fisherman’s Trail and Black Sands Beach 2017

Marin Headlands, CA

I was waiting for that wave to get me!

Nothing beats a nice breezy walk out to water. With this 0.5 mile hike you’ll be on the sand in no time. Bring your water, pack some lunch and enjoy the views. Click here for directions, comments and more pictures. Plan your trip now!

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” 

– Robert Wyland