85 degrees this morning, 63% humidity
I think 85 degrees when I get up is a record high. I know it has been as high as 83 degrees, but that is the highest I can remember. Go Summer!
Good day yesterday, temperature up to 101 degrees.
Walk: 27:30 minutes, Pace 11 seconds faster than goal.
Swim: 21:16 minutes
While I mentioned liking the hot weather, I did decide it was too hot to bicycle in 101 degrees weather, at least until I get more used to it!
Weather is always a bit subjective. Weather I like is horrible for someone else and vice-versa. Personally I would prefer that it never get below 70 degrees, although I may get tired of it, although I doubt it.
Able to use the patio some in the morning, which is wonderful as always. I think I would like to take my nap on the patio, and then I think of the “wild” life that may try to disturb my nap!
My naps have taken on a new perspective. Since I like to swim and the fitness center doesn’t open until 5:00 am., I have developed the habit of writing my journal post when I get up (rather than after my walk.
I then take a short nap before I walk, since I try to end my walk right before I go swimming. It has actually worked fairly well. Sometimes I don’t take a nap or have time to take a nap and that is fine also.
I do have one iron rule that I nap after the swim and before I start work!
I finished the book about myths, which was wonderful and am now listening to a book about the brain and brain surgery. Not sure how educational but it has been entertaining, at least the fist day.
Saw a snake yesterday on a sidewalk. I was in the car fortunately and just saw it on the sidewalk. A couple walking were have a strong reaction to the snake! I have never cared for snakes. If a snake is a “good snake”, that is fine, they can just stay hidden from me!
Actually I saw a baby snake on the curb the other day and literally jumped a few feet when I saw it! Of course, I know where there are baby snakes, there are big snakes! It was literally the size of a big worm, but I know immediately it was a snake!
Since I walk in the dark, one thought I always have is the fear of stepping on a snake, but actually that probably isn’t likely (I hope).
I think some about where I was 50 years ago, in Air Force basic training. It is definitely a different world. I actually blanked out 3 days of it, from the time I arrived at Lackland AFB and got off the plane until about 3 days later.. I have never remembered it and couldn’t remember anything between then and Moon Day, even the next week. It really wasn’t that bad considering but it was a definite change.
That’s it for now, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.