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I don't need to tell anyone it's already becoming hot outside. Heat index already is reaching 100 and it's not even May yet.

So after Monday's overheating in Austin and almost fainting in Whole Foods, I've brought out my hand-held water bottle. I don't like using it frankly, but after Monday's episode (even after I stop at the RunTex water station) it needs to be used. Especially, when a heat stroke isn't something I want.

In addition, I'm going to be getting up at 6 a.m. to run because its often times the coolest part of the day. This means, I have to wake up, run, shower and go back to sleep. I'd run after work, but I don't know if I trust Victoria at night.

Plus the sunscreen is coming out. My fair skin (which I've been told is a hot bed for skin cancer) needs to be covered. And I'm bad about putting the stuff on, so I'm trying to make an effort to put on sunscreen on every morning I run. The last thing I want is skin cancer.

But don't let the heat keep you from running. If you don't want to run outside there is always the dreadmill.