ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)-- After days of excessive heat, people like R.J. Miller were out exercising early in Forest Park Sunday morning.

R.J. told News 4 he learned his lesson after getting heat exhaustion last week. 

“I didn’t realize the danger of it,” Miller said. “If I can’t get out early, I gotta stay inside. Or go somewhere else and stay inside. It’s rough.”

Miller has lived in St. Louis all his life but said a heat-related illness still took him by surprise. 

“It was a little scary, to be honest, you’re losing your mental control and you’re just kind of woozy.”

Others exercising outside took lots of precautions.

“I make sure that I’m well-hydrated,” Terry Williams said. “I have Powerade here, water. On a day like this, it’s gonna be at least two gallons of water.”

Some decided to skip the park and head to a better place to cool off.

“We’ve been eating lots of watermelon to stay cool and trying to hit up splash pads around the city because we’re not members at a pool,” Sarah Rebholz told News 4.

Whether young or a more seasoned St. Louisan, everyone was excited for a little relief from the heat.

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