It's not just us humans who need a break from the summer heat.

In this video that has gone viral, an iguana runs through the desert until it gets to the shade where it immediately collapses like a runner who crossed the finish line and enjoys its escape from the blazing heat and unforgiving sun.

Running through the desert does not seem like the smartest game plan, but you have to understand the lizard's mindset. He knew the shade was within reach and he was determined to get there. Fortunately for the little critter, it wasn't a mirage teasing him.

The video was reportedly shot in Saudi Arabia, where temperatures have soared to a not-so-comfortable 116 degrees this week.

We sure hope whoever took this video gave that little guy some Gatorade. He earned it.