Walking Wednesday: Tips for The Heat

by Glenneth on April 16, 2014

Hello and Happy Hump Day! Its Wednesday which also happens to be #WalkingWednesday! Where will you walk today?

My Walking Path

The temps are getting hotter and hotter outside. (Although we woke up to freezing temps and the house is 61 degrees. Yikes!) Anyways, I wanted to offer some tips for walking in the heat.

1. Walk early in the morning or late in the evening. If you can (I know some can and many cannot), try to get your walk in first thing in the morning while the sun is still coming up or later in the evening as the sun is setting.

2. Find a shaded path to walk. However, shaded paths can be great places for people to hide, so always pay attention to your surroundings or walk with a buddy. My favorite walking path above is a loop and has a few shady stretches. On the hottest days, I will walk back and forth under what little shade is provided.

3. CARRY WATER WITH YOU. This is HUGE. When you start feeling thirsty, you are already on the way to being dehydrated. I know you might be carrying your phone, walking a dog, or pushing a kid in a stroller. You still need to figure out a way to carry water with you – especially if you will be out for more than 1/2 hour.

4. Wear loose cool clothes in light colors. Shorts, a sports bra, and a tank top (optional). Minimize your clothing and make sure they are cool.

5. Don’t forget sunscreen. Even early in the morning and later in the evening the sun’s rays can be intense. Make sure to put on sunscreen when you go out. Don’t forget your face. You might even want to wear a baseball cap.

6. Listen to your body. Feeling light-headed or dizzy? Stop walking immediately. Seek out shade and water. Seek professional help if needed.

What hot weather tips do you follow?

Have a healthy day!


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FMM: My Favorite Things . . .

by Glenneth on April 15, 2014

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I had another post planned for today, but then I saw this Friend Makin’ Monday post by Sarah, so I thought I would play along. Here we go!

1. Favorite color? (be specific… what shade of blue/green/red etc)

I have two: Hot Pink and University of Tennessee Orange. And sometimes I wear both at the same time:

New Year's Day 5K

2. Favorite piece of clothing you own?

I don’t think I have a favorite piece of clothing, but I have a favorite pair of shoes. These Brooks Glycerin 11s. Love the color, but most important – they feel amazing on my feet.

Brooks Gycerin 11s

3. Favorite smartphone app?

I probably use Facebook the most. Keep up with the groups I am in, see everyone’s timeline, and message people as well.

4. Favorite city?

Hubby and I visited Edinburgh, Scotland and it was amazing. Seemed both historic and modern at the same time. We could see this castle from our hotel and toured it one day while we were there.

Scotland 2004

5. Favorite strength training exercise?

Probably obvious, the leg press machine. I love making my legs stronger.

Leg Press PR

6. Favorite vegetable?

As you know, I am not a veggie girl. I guess raw cauliflower or carrots.

7. Favorite hair product? (shampoo, styling, conditioner etc)

I love Aveda’s control paste for styling and Bumble and Bumble’s Pret-a-Powder (dry shampoo).

8. Favorite animal?

I love turtles and collect them! There are turtles in different places around our house. This is one of my newest turtles. My favorite munchkin S brought it to me from the local zoo when I had my first leg surgery. It sits on my computer stand now.

Turtle from Sydney

9. Favorite superhero?

Wonder Woman!

Always Be Wonder Woman

10. Favorite recipe? (share the details with us)

My Mom’s Sin Pie. Click the link for the recipe. My mom makes this every Thanksgiving and ONLY on Thanksgiving. It is amazing. I swear I could eat it all myself.

Sin Pie

Answer one or more of the questions below in the comments or leave me the link to your post!

Have a healthy day!



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