Friday, August 13, 2010

A weather report

Note: One might have noticed that I have not been very diligent about posting to this blog. I have to say that my excuses are limited, but I can assure you that my time has been extremely limited over the last couple of months. I do think a big part of my apathy was grounded in the idea that I wasn't really enjoying my fitness experience with training for the half marathon. So, as part of my re-dedication to my fitness, I am going to rededicate myself to this blog. Time is still in short supply, so the only thing I can promise right now is one post every Friday. I know, that doesn't seem very dedicated, but that is what I can offer right now. Truly, this is just a a shameless ploy to be the Blog of the Week on the Friday Round Up.

Thank you for that report, Roosevelt! While I have not been stationed in Poontang, I couldn't agree more with your assessment. It has been freaking hot!!!! Katie just got back from her run, and I ask her how it went. "It's HOT!" And at 4:30 in the morning, much like Roosevelt's evening, it is hot and wet. I can't even imagine what it would be like to run at 2:00 in the afternoon. I have to walk about 10 blocks to and from my car at work (That is no exaggeration. Parking on campus is not easy, you gotta work for it), and by the end of that stroll, I am miserable.

The heat index has been near 100 degrees or higher for a week straight, and the last 2 days it has been closer to 115 degrees. That is just ridiculous. There has been a bunch of recommendations on the news about what people should do when the weather is so hot (spoiler alert: Stay inside) and Dave Wallach gave some ideas about how to keep working out when the weather gets so miserable. I hope they translate to Russian, because this heat wave goes all the way over the Iron Curtain. It was 99 degrees actual in Moscow this week. And Kenya is experiencing a heat wave as well (how hot does it have to be for an African country to call it a heat wave) It is almost like something, I don't know what, is causing the temperature to increase globally. Weird!

Seriously though, it's hot. If you have to be outside, be careful. If not, enjoy the beautiful indoors. I hear the Bachelor_Pad is a riveting show.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I love the shameless ploy to appear in The Roundup...