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Man, It's a Hot One

Monday, July 08, 2013


I think I posted this song fairly recently, but no matter. Consider it a reprise.

Man oh man it is HOT!

We had, what was it? Four? Five? Whatever - it has been a lotta over 90 days. Today, we are going up to the low 80s. Hey, it'll be awesome!

Eh, who am I kidding?

But at least it's almost 9:30 AM and currently the a/c is off. Let's see how long that lasts.

And one thing I have in my head is the memory of similar heat waves past, back into before 2008, which is when I started sparking and started losing.

And I was HOT! And I was hot a lot more often and for a lot longer than I am these days. Those were days that I would lurch from the bedroom a/c to the computer room a/c to the TV room a/c and I would sleep a lot during the day because I just felt so godawful and I had zero energy.

You may be asking yourself how I have been handling this current heatwave.

Or maybe you aren't, but I will gladly ask that question for you. ;)

I'm doing okay. I have escaped to napping a little bit; sometimes, it really has been that brutal. But it took a lot more for me to cry uncle and really get to that point. I also went out and walked, either super-early or super-late, all days but one. And I strength-trained every single morning, including this one.

Did I lose weight? Nope, I gained, albeit not that much. But I think more importantly is that I was able to get through this like a lot less of a slug. The weather has been horrific but it also has not turned into a built-in excuse to just throw in the towel.

So, victory may not be mine, but defeat isn't, either.

And I will take that, so long as it's wrapped in a ziploc bag with a ton of ice, thanks.
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    Great progress. Thanks for sharing it
    2795 days ago
    2795 days ago
    It has been gross outside. I went for a run this morning - out the door at 6:30. It was brutal. Humid, humid, humid. I didn't go very fast at all. It was closer to a fast walk.
    2795 days ago
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    I would kill for some 90s weather right about now. This 110+ is killing my spirit, but still working. I'll take some rain with lower 100s. I'm glad you're able to handle the heat better though!! Plenty of water and cool foods should help too.
    2796 days ago
    My ac is on most of the time. It is almost always hot here but it is almost unbearable . Unless you are at beach which is why beaches are always full.
    2796 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    5 here, but today is only supposed to reach 89, so it breaks the heatwave. Because that one degree makes all the difference.
    2796 days ago
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