Imagine that you are in Lancashire. And you have been captured. ( no surprise, true Lancastrians are a rare and wonderful thing, highly prized and sought after). You have been tied to a chair, blindfolded and have ear mufflers on. You don’t know if it is day or night, or even the time of year. Then your captor says to you ‘If you can correctly tell me what the weather is like outside, I will set you free. If you are wrong, I will kill you’. Obviously you would say ‘it’s raining’ as the odds are about 80% that you would be correct.
Today however, you would have died.
It was gloriously sunny. As I had some free time I decided to go for a leisurely run/walk. I planned a 5mile loop, the outward half cross country and mainly up hill, the return half mainly on the road and down hill. My expectation was that I would probably have to walk most of the first half to keep my HR aerobic, but could jog downhill on the way back.
View from a country lane
Did I wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses or take water? Of course not. You only need to do that when you go on holiday to a sunny place. Unless it’s one of the 2 really sunny days per year here.
It was hot! I was thirsty! By the time I got to 21/2 miles my head was banging and I was wondering if someone would find me if I collapsed in the field! Silly girl😬
I didn’t have to run at all, after the first 10 minutes as my HR was too high all the way around, due to the dehydration I expect.
Despite all that, it was lovely to be out!!! No long lasting side effects☺️ Which kind of weather is most likely to catch you out?