Wednesday, July 4

Happy July 4th!

I went out around 7 p.m. It was sunny and 79°F, with a humidity of 71 percent, a dew point of 69°F, a heat index of 83°F, and winds SW at 3 mph.

I walked for 2 minutes,
ran for 12 minutes, walked for 1 minute,
ran for 12 minutes, walked for 1 minute,
ran for 12 minutes,
then walked home for a total of 41 minutes.

Run time: 36 minutes

Walk time: 5 minutes

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Tuesday, July 3

I went out around 7.20 p.m. It was sunny and 83°F (at least 10°F cooler after the thunderstorms bypassed us), with a humidity of 72 percent, a dew point of 72°F, a heat index of 89°F, and winds SW at 5 mph.

I walked for 2 minutes,
ran for 12 minutes, walked for 1 minute,
ran for 12 minutes, walked for 1 minute,
ran for 15 minutes,
then walked home for a total of 44 minutes.

Run time: 39 minutes

Walk time: 5 minutes

Sunday, July 1

I went out around 7.10 p.m. It was sunny and 89°F, with a humidity of 62 percent, a dew point of 74°F, a heat index of 98°F, and winds S at 3 mph. As such, I did a shorter run today.

I walked for 2 minutes,
ran for 24 minutes,
then walked home for a total of 27 minutes.

Run time: 24 minutes

Walk time: 3 minutes

Sunday, August 14

Well, it’s been an interesting couple of days.

  • The humidity is so thick that my humidifier, which normally needs to be emptied once per day during the summer, has been emptied two or three times per day.
  • Friday’s thunderstorm had so much lightning that a bolt struck 5 people in a local park. Unfortunately, one of the five did not make it.
  • Yesterday was so humid that the heat index was up to 112°F. Needless to say, I didn’t going running.

I don’t think it’s been below 70°F at night since last Tuesday evening!

Today, however, I went running – yay! I went around 6.30 p.m. It was mostly cloudy and 77°F, with a humidity of 84 percent, a dew point of 72°F, and a heat index of 78°F.

I walked for 2 minutes;
ran for 32 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 36 minutes.

Run time: 32 minutes

Walk time: 4 minutes

I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to go running tomorrow, but I’m going to try!

Tuesday, September 8

Yesterday we went kayaking from Quiet Cove. We went 3.13 miles. It was a beautiful day!

Today was a different story. I felt like this all day.

From Morguefile.com by user hotblack.

From Morguefile.com by user hotblack.

Why? I don’t know, but we’re having a heat wave this week and today was one of the hottest days! It was sunny and 95°F when I left to go running around 5.15 p.m. The humidity was at 41 percent, with a dew point of 65°F and a heat index of 94°F (the temperature is now around 92°F).

I walked for 2 minutes,
ran for 38 minutes,
then walked back for a total of 42 minutes.

Run time: 38 minutes

Walk time: 4 minutes

Tuesday, July 21

The last two days have been the hottest and stickiest days yet this summer. My heel was bothering me, so I took two days off instead of one. And once again, the thunderstorms missed us by about one mile!

I went out around 5.10 p.m. It was mostly cloudy and 81°F, with a humidity of 63 percent, a dew point of 67°F, and a heat index of 83°F.

I walked for 3 minutes;
ran for 32 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 37 minutes.

Run time: 32 minutes

Walk time: 5 minutes

Wednesday, July 8

I went running around 4.20 p.m. It was overcast (cloudy) and 81°F, with a humidity of 78 percent, a dew point of 74°F, and a heat index of 86°F.

I walked for 3 minutes;
ran for 30 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 36 minutes.

Run time: 30 minutes

Walk time: 6 minutes

My feet have been much better since my August issue of Runner’s World arrived. They have an article called “Do the Leg Work,” which outlines some stretches for your calves. I was already doing the eccentric calf raises (stand on a step with your heels hanging off the step, push yourself up on your toes, then drop your heels below the step slowly, repeat); they also mention straight-leg calf raises, bent-knee calf raises, farmer’s walk on toes, and plyometric lunges. Unfortunately I cannot find this article on their website.

Also, I wanted to share with you these wonderful “Dorothy” slippers my young friend wore to church the other day. Even though they are not red, they remind me of Dorothy! They are SO cool! (Sorry the picture is blurry – I seem to be terrible at taking pics!)

Dorothy's shoes

Dorothy’s shoes