Well I will get to the stupidity last, first let us dispense with the information and maps.
It wasn’t a very promising morning. For the first two to three hours of the day I was wedded to my toilet- if you know what I mean. But after some Imodium and a serving of Pepto-Bismol I finally got my inner-rumbling in order and was able to walk around the house. Unfortunately, my prime window for running between 8 and 9:30 a.m. had passed. It was already 10 a.m. before I even got my stuff together and stepped out of the house. Thanks to the late start is was already 90 (according to weather.com “feels like 95”) degrees. It was a good thing that I left my shirt behind. It was a good chance to work on my tan.
Keep the above information in mind, because it plays a large role in the events that would define my stupidity.
I am quite unhappy with the distance of 2.55 miles since I had planned (and could have run) over 4 miles today. The 345 calories burned is fine, but is far below the 500 or so I hope to burn on this morning’s run. The nice thing is seeing my BMI down to around 26. It had been as high as 29.
So now you are probably wondering about my incredibly stupid moment during this whole run. Well it was the decision to walk out of the house in 95 degree weather with no shirt on. No, I didn’t get sunburned. Nope, instead, about halfway through my run, I started sweating. As I began to wipe the sweat from my brow I noticed that my eyes were burning. I also noticed that every inch of me was covered in sweat. For the last mile of my run my eyes burned intensely as I desperately tried to use sweaty hands and forearms to stop the sweat from pouring down into my eyes. The burn was so bad that I started closing my eyes, alternating between left and right, to at least escape the burn in one eye for a few seconds at a time.
Will I go running shirtless again? Yes. Will I remember to bring a towel with me to hang over my shoulder or pitch down the side of my shorts? Yes! Gosh, that was one of the stupidest reasons I have ever had for stopping a run early.