Episode 30 is all about summer running had me a blast. Summer running happened so fast. I wore a watch timer for me Met a shoe cute as can be. Summer days driftin’ away To uh, oh those summer runs. Well oh well oh,

Uh, ok we are done with that. Sorry, every time I say summer running I automatically think of Summer Loving from Grease. It’s a problem.

Let’s start our warm-up. HUGE admin corner mea culpa. So on March 23rd, I loaded up my podcast app and started listening. And where my podcast should have been… SILENCE. What the heck? I know I recorded it and uploaded it and all that. Well, I didn’t listen to the file I downloaded and then uploaded. Because I was going to listen on Monday like everyone else! And then I kept forgetting to check on it. Until March 28th. I re-downloaded it (like 4 times) until it finally exported everything. I swear sometimes technology hates me. Anyway, if you didn’t listen to it I suggest refreshing your feed and giving it a shot. I am really proud of that one and was so disappointed when I realized it didn’t work. Anyway, I will be sure to triple-check the sound from now on. 

We are going to do four laps around the track today for our workout. Today we are talking summer running, in case you forgot since the intro. 

Lap 1: Go early. Or late. Here in Phoenix, the morning temps can still be in the 90s at 4 or 5 am but at least the sun isn’t relentlessly beating down on you. In the last few years I’ve switched to early mornings but I used to go at like 8 pm/sunset. 

Lap 2: Hydrate. I’m not gonna go into too much detail because hint hint this month’s long run podcast will be all about hydration. 

Lap 3: Wear sunscreen. I can always tell the days I forget to put on sunscreen. My skin gets super warm, super fast. Plus I don’t think we want to get skin cancer. 

Lap 4: Ignore your pace. You will probably be a minute or so slower per mile than usual. Running slower, more by feel, in the summer will help your speed come fall. Run by feel, not by the pace you think you should be going.

And we are done with our track workout! Great job everyone! Of course, there are many more tips for running in the summer heat. But the point of the podcast is just some quick tips or tricks. What is your favorite summer running tip? Send me an email and let me know and maybe I’ll feature them on a future pod!

Let’s do our cool down. I really love the new Showtime show I Love That For You. It stars Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon. It’s a comedy about a TV shopping network, like HSN. Definitely would recommend.

Is anyone watching the last season of Better Call Saul? OMG, the mid-season finale was… Interesting. What do you think will happen to Kim since we know she’s not on Breaking Bad. My first theory is that she is dead but I read a theory that since she is from Nebraska that she goes back there and that is why Saul, as Gene, doesn’t want to leave  Cinnabon. It mentioned that on the scene when Kim’s mom picks her up from shoplifting they lingered on the license plate showing Nebraska and when Kim turns around to execute their plan she is wearing the earrings her mom shoplifted. And as we know, almost nothing in Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul is accidental. It’s all done for a reason.

And that is it for now. Until next time may your running and coffee be strong! 

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Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.