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.