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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!
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    My hands swell in the heat too - and swinging them when I walk (plus ANY salt I have consumed) compounds the problem. If I remember, I will raise my arms above my head for some of the walk and then run cold water over my hands after the walk. It feels refreshing and calms the swelling.
    Good job on getting your walk in! emoticon
    Missourians! Team
    1735 days ago
    Just checked the temperature here and it shows 90 degrees but heat index 104. Too hot for me. Amazing you were able to do almost 6 miles. emoticon
    1736 days ago
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