This weeks’ Friday Five from the DC Trifecta ladies is about sharing our favorite ways to beat the heat. This week I was pretty lax on my workouts. I’m not training for any particular race right now, Adam was gone and it was stupidly hot even at 6pm when little man and I got home to go for a run. I can’t run in the AM and leave him in the house alone for a half hour and he doesn’t wake up til 630-7am ish which is too late to go for a run and I will not wake a sleeping baby.
So here are my five favorite ways to beat the horrible heat….
1. Stay inside.
There are some days when it’s best to just throw on some movies and call it a staycation. Close the shades. Turn up the fan and binge watch your favorite show or a couple of your favorite movies. Take a break and just relax.
2. Go for a swim
We’re lucky that our last apartment and our current community have had pools. Even if you only have a short period of time, throw on your suit and go for a dip in any pool. Don’t have a pool? Go to a beach!
3. No pool? No problem. Bust out your inner kiddo.
One thing i’m dying to purchase for E is a kiddie pool. Why not? We’ve never had our own yard until now so I’m stoked to finally bust out a kiddie pool and let E frolick about in it while I cool my toes. In the winter, kiddie pools make awesome ball pits. #truth
4. Try out a water based sport
I recently wrote pieces for Chesapeake Inspired on Stand Up Paddleboarding and kayaking – both of which I intend to do at least once this summer. Both would be awesome to try on a warm day – just don’t forget your sunscreen!
5. Drink a cool beverage