Becky Runs Boston

My adventures running in Boston, searching for that runner's chai.

It’s Going to be a Sweaty Summer


I am a sweaty person. I’ve always been a sweaty person. I have a vivid memory from when I was in 5th grade that is the moment I knew I was destined to sweat… a lot… for the rest of my life. It was my birthday and my mom came to my elementary school to bring birthday treats for my class. I was on the other side of the school’s yard and when I found out she had arrived, I ran and ran as fast as I could to the classroom. When I stopped running, a male classmate turned to me and said “Wow, I’ve never seen a girl sweat that much before.” Yup. 5th Grade. I was destined for sweaty greatness.

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Now that summer is here, it feels like I’m in a constant state of sweat waterfall. As in, a waterfall of sweat is pouring out of me. Since I run in the early morning before work, I can usually count on it being relatively cool compared to the rest of the day, but I’m still a mess when I get home. I’ve had to start giving myself at least 20-30 minutes after a run and before I shower so that I can adequately cool down. Otherwise, I’ll just be a sweaty mess again within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower. And you know what’s not a good look? Being a sweaty mess in a business casual outfit.

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Amen to that!

What’s even more fun is that I’ve begun dabbling in biking the 3 miles to work. It’s so quick (22 minutes!) and relatively easy and flat, but it’s definitely a more sweaty endeavor than walking and taking the T. I’ve had to slip into the bathroom to Wet-Wipe myself off, change my shirt, and put on a new layer of deodorant. Worth it? Undecided at this point, but I’ll keep doing it a few times a week for the meantime.

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If only that was true… Sigh.

Besides the sweat, what’s your least favorite part of training during the summer months? We all know the good stuff, but let’s think negatively so that 6 months from now we can tell ourselves that training in the winter is the best!



3 thoughts on “It’s Going to be a Sweaty Summer

  1. Ahhhhh!!!! My long lost twin!!! I’ve finally found you. Someone who can challenge for the title of natural sweat factory lol 🙂 I run early the morning too (5:00a.m.) and I still sweat like Niagara Falls. The worst part is trying to keep the salty sweat out of your eyes avoid being blinded.

  2. Right?! And then I’ll rub my eyes to try and make it stop but it only makes it worse! If you find a way to keep the sweat out of your eyes, let me know!!

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