First, let me admit publicly that my cardio needs a lot of work.
But also, running when it's almost 30C out is apparently enough to give me heat stroke. Like, full-on nausea, would have benefitted from an ice bath, found a lukewarm shower a cool enough to shiver kind of heat stroke. It was the nausea and powerful headache that really ruined me.
It ruined me so much that yesterday I spent all day in bed. I attempted to get up, deciding that I should try to be productive, but also, because I still had a headache, and just skip my workout today. I didn't last. I managed breakfast, posted a little bit on my socials, did some French and then crashed. I spent the whole day in bed. I wasn't always sleeping, but I did snooze a lot.
I woke up properly at around 4:30pm or so. I stayed in bed until I needed to eat, ate, then returned to bed for a little bit.
I was a wreck.
Look, I know I don't deal well with the heat, but this was just awful. I think that for the rest of the summer, I'll save any running until the sun is well and truly on its way down, and maybe just use my scheduled workout time during the day for something else. Like painting. I missed my painting time yesterday. I have some catching up to do.
In happier news yesterday, I have acquired an actual miao dao. Think basically an oversized katana. It's combat steel, which means it's a nice weight, with a beautiful wooden handle and scabbard. I am really thrilled to add this weapon to my collection, and I'm really looking forward to training with it.
Next on my list is a proper combat steel niu wei dao (oxtail sabre/Chinese broadsword).
With these 'real' swords plus my wrist weights for when I play Beat Sabre, I hope to come out of this isolation time with arms to envy. Also, the stamina to swing a sword for a few hours on end.
And also a new tattoo. Ahem.
Anyway, I have a new sword (to me... it belonged to my kung fu brother, but he found it was just taking up space), and I'm really feckin' thrilled with it.
That is all. I have a lot of work to be catching up on today.