Sunday, July 8, 2012
The heat and other random stuff
I'm pretty sure wherever you are reading this, you're probably in a heat wave too. It's been crazy hot around here these days. It's been over 90 degrees every day this week since Monday. And what have I done? I've actually gone out and run 3 days. *scratches head*
I hate running in the heat. Really. I do. But Monday, I hit Front Street in Harrisburg for about a 2 mile run (not sure because apparently I forgot to charge Garmin and my Nano, that has a pedometer on it.). According to my car (which I know isn't the most accurate thing in the world, but...) it was 92 degrees out. I then headed into the Y for my trainer session. Maybe not the best idea. I was dying!
Then Tuesday I hit the mean streets of Manchester to run the Wounded Warrior Virtual 5k, so 3.1 miles. It was hot then too! I'm also not a morning person, which means I don't get up at 5 in the morning to run. I get up my normal time and run. So, I was out at 9:00 a.m., when it was about 80 degrees. Fun.
Yesterday, hubby and I hit Pinchot State Park for a trail run. It was hot! The car said it was about 86 degrees at 9:15 a.m. The car doesn't do humidity though and I am pretty sure that was through the roof, under all those trees. We took the trail I did last weekend and ran up all sorts of rocks. Then when we hit where I turned around, hubby decided to take us left...up and over even more rocks! It was crazy! No wonder this trail is labeled difficult! We managed approximately 3 miles in 40 minutes. You would not have wanted to be around us afterwards though. LOL!
Then yesterday, we hit a lake for a picnic with a friend and his family. It was oppressive! We hung out on the shore, hubby managed to get into the water, we road around on the boat, then had a yummy picnic dinner. Sadly, after dinner, a thunderstorm came through and we had to cover the boat and miss the fireworks. :-( We ended up hanging out at a local restaurant/bar for a little while, enjoying the air and lack of rain.
I'm hearing tales that the heat wave may be ending. I'll believe it when I feel it. And they say global warming is a myth....