Today is the first day of school in my district, Wyckoff. We are all hopped up on new clothes, sneakers, pencils, Chromebooks, iPads, etc. The excitement is in the air. As it should be! It's a fresh start for teachers and students, parents and administrators.
The fall is also perhaps the most popular time of the year for runners. We look forward to fall foliage, cooler temp (not yet though, it's 94 here), and races from the 5K up to the marathon. For me, I know I have the tie to commit to a lot of running. Also, it is a lot easier to commit nutritionally when I am in the school routine.
Today, in the 94 degree heat, I ran a tiresome 5 miler in about 40 minutes. It was taxing. Today's heat is pretty brutal. I am about 15-20 minutes past my run and I am still actively sweating and dripping sweat. It's ironic that a lot of my running here for the fall will be done in warm temps probably, and it will culminate with a cooler temp marathon on November 1st. Tomorrow, another significant run. I am hoping to go 6-8 miles if time permits.