In the Heat of the Night
The car temperature gauge said it was 105 degrees outside. A normal person would have said, “we should stay inside and drink cold beverages.” But no one ever accused us of being normal. Arkansas is enjoying the same lovely hot and dry summer as much of the country. The grass is brittle and so are the tempers.
Last week’s Go!Running’s group Thursday night 3 miler in 103 degrees didn’t deter me from venturing out in the heat of the night again. This week’s adventure did involve a bit more breeze and a lot more distance. Twenty-two miles more distance. Starting off on the bike when it’s super hot out is kind of like sitting under one of those big dome hairdryers.
Yeah the air is moving, but it’s hot air. And then you start to sweat and the air doesn’t feel quite so hot, maybe even a bit cool. Maybe you can even find that spot like we did, the one that gets a bit less sunshine all day because it’s shaded and the fact that it is close to water makes it a little damp…ahhhh it was ALMOST as good as riding through a sprinkler. Almost. And it was over way too quickly. I’m looking forward to cooler weather but until then, I’ll just have to stay hydrated, suck it up, and pedal for the shade. And keep enjoying the the views.