Listen To Music
You’re probably already doing it (or listening to podcasts of the Smitten Kitchen), but if that iPhone is full of grunge metal and other great music for a 13-year-old president of the VCR club, change the speed. Multiple studies have concluded that up-tempo music can increase physical performance. Yes, thanks to Skrillex, you’ll be better… which is pretty upsetting.
Join a Running Group
And instead of rolling solo with that Skrillex mix tape, join a local running group. The innate competition of group fitness can encourage you to push harder and accomplish more as an individual. Plus you might meet some cool dudes who really like Skrillex... which is also really upsetting.
Just Wait 1-2 Years
For Wristify, an MIT-nerd backed venture that’s looking to create wearable air conditioners. Just slap them on your wrist and, theoretically, you won’t be so uncomfortably hot as you do your daily jog through the desert. Conversely, don’t jog through the desert. Can’t wait? They’ve got a mailing list where you can sign up to participate in early studies.