Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 54 - Slow Motion

Its been hot for the last few days - I mean really hot and the A/C is not working.

Started my training in this sauna-like weather and I felt like I was doing it in slow motion. Everything seemed so much harder to finish. My punches were pathetic and my kicks were terrible - I had to really work hard at things I thought I was good at.

I must have lost a litre of sweat and by the end of it all I felt a little sick and lightheaded.

If your body continues to lose fluid, you are likely to experience increasingly severe symptoms of heat illness -- general discomfort, loss of coordination and stamina, weakness, poor concentration, irritability, muscle pain and cramping, fatigue, blurry vision, headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion and unconsciousness. These symptoms and even mild effects of heat stress also increase your chance of suffering an accidental injury.

So please take it easy during any hot weather and keep hydrated - I know I'm taking it easy during this heat wave!

I am craving jelly beans! I saw a pack of those gourmet ones - with all the funky flavours, and I can't stop thinking about them.

What crazy cravings have you had?

See you soon.


  1. Today I started late to do the training: 8 am, and it was already too hot. Felt a bit of nausea by the time I finished... I need to start earlier.

    I have been craving a big and sweet mango and also guava juice. I have no expectations of finding any of those around!

  2. Oh my gosh, I FEEL YOU! It reminds me of a song my boyfriend always plays...THAT HEAT! That heat! That! heat! That heat!

    I love your random declaration of jelly bean cravings. Maybe tomorrow you can mindfully consume some! I crave fruit mostly—that's usually the first thing I want when I come in from a hot day...probably b/c I'm thirsty more than anything. I have been overindulging in honey, though.

  3. It was 87 degrees at 5 am yesterday! Oi! If it's going to be hot and muggy ... I want a BEACH and palmtrees!

  4. The heat has been nuts. Today was the first time I had ever seen my car-mometer hit 100 degrees in the two years that I've owned it. It just makes me feel very sluggish and with all the stuff I have to do to prepare for my trip this weekend, I just haven't had the energy to do the exercises.