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Depending on where you live, chances are you may already be dealing with some high temperatures. In my current location of Northwest Florida, like many places across the Southeast U.S., it felt like we went from winter to summer in a flash, virtually skipping all but a hint of spring. And now that summer is officially upon us, it’s time to face it. The heat isn’t going anywhere for awhile.

Last week I finally came to my own breaking (and subsequent breakthrough) point with the heat. I decided since there’s no beating it, I may as well stop complaining about it, and instead, strive to wake up each day and actively blaze through it.

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It’s grueling now and in order to enjoy whatever it is you choose to do outside, you have to actively make it enjoyable for yourself. The good news is, regardless of where you live, there are things that you can do to make the heat more manageable. Along with proper fueling and staying hydrated, I’ve arrived at five ways to survive the summer heat. The following five considerations have helped me get out of my heat-induced funk and make the best of it.

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With the arrival of June has come getting back to some consistency within the running realm. I must say, the month of May was all over the place after taking a solid 10 days off of running immediately following the marathon. Then, just as I was getting back into some sort of swing, Hangout Fest and Memorial Day weekends happened back to back, and meanwhile the weather heated up tremendously.

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If you are looking for something to make you feel even hotter when it’s already 90 degrees out, just go for a run on an asphalt track. 

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