Temperature-vs- Heat Index
Friday, June 21, 2013
Yesterday I had already decided I was NOT going to go for a bike ride/walk, as I had blisters on both feet however, a trip to the mailbox made me change my mind, as it was absolutely gorgeous out! So, I put band aids on my blisters, laced up my sneakers and headed out on foot.... leaving my bike in the garage! I walked to our nearby park.... it was hot...but there was a slight breeze so not to bad... I used runkeeper.com on my cell phone to keep track of my time and distance... fastest mile was a right around 12 minutes... not too bad... after five miles, I headed home... on the way home my hands/arms starting feeling really tight... as I massaged my heads I realized my fingers and hands were really swollen... they hadn't been when I started out.... anyway... I finished my walk... extremely hot and sweaty..... but did get 5.98 miles in. After returning home, I heard on the radio that while the temp was only 81 degrees the heat index was 95! (Guess that explains the swelling and over heating I felt!!)
Hope everyone has a great day and weekend!