Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I'm feeling hot, hot, hot
It's finally warmed up in eastern Nebraska, and the humidity is in full force.
Where are my western Colorado dry-heat summers?
I ran over lunch today and did not think I was going to die but did feel very uncomfortable from about 20 minutes in and on.
As I ran past the fountains and lake in a park, I could think about only two things: Jumping in and drinking it.
I did neither of those things, but I did end up lengthening my normal route by about 3/4 of a mile. Bad idea on such a hot, humid day.
I finished just fine but just felt SO HOT.
I laid down on the locker room floor when I was finished (I know, but it seems very clean) just to let the coolness of the tile cool down my insides.
Then I showered and realized I'd forgotten a towel.
Still sweating after the shower, I used paper towels to dry off.
I will not forget my towel again.
Then I put my nice New York & Co. work clothes back on and ventured back into the heat.
At my air-conditioned desk, I was still sweating.
At home now, I am hot. We broke down and finally turned on the air conditioning the minute we got inside, though it's going to take a while, I fear, for it to really feel comfortable.
I am drinking Gatorade.
Summer has arrived, sort of just like that. Late but recognizable. Hot but good.