Handling the Phoenix Heat
Sunday, June 16, 2013
With temperatures starting in the low to mid 80s, many Phoenicians give up outdoor exercise beginning sometime in June and do not resume until October. Me, I can handle the early morning runs until the temps get into the low 90s, then I resort to only walking short distances to keep the hounds happy.
Some people I know have already sworn off exercising outdoors, even early in the day, saying mid 80s is too hot for them. I wondered why we were so different until I saw this graphic of the solar system making it's way through the facebook universe:
Since I was born in Yuma, apparently, Phoenix seems temperate to me instead of hotter than H-E-double toothpicks.
Still, I'll be slowing it down soon and getting those morning walks in around 4:30 a.m. or not at all. Thankfully, I do have a free gym membership at the office complex where I work, so I can hit the treadmill in air-conditioned comfort when it gets too darn ugly here in the land of hot, sunny days.