7/1-3/2006 - If you can't take the heat...
The Boston winter gave me plenty of opportunities to experiment with walking in 20 degree weather. The Boston summer has given me a few opportunities to try the other extreme. For the most part, I have tried to take my longer walks either in the early morning (6-8 AM) or after nightfall, but the excuse has arisen for something more adventurous now and then, and I have not looked the other way.
While I had a few mildly interesting discoveries during the winter (e.g. that to keep my fingers warm, I need a new coat, not new gloves) but I really have very little to say about summer walking. The two tricks I have employed in the 90 degree heat are
- Drink before I'm thirsty
- Hug the shade
I took a pair of twenty-minute walks in 100 degree weather, but I was pretty beat when I was done.
Alaska dreaming, on such a summer's day.
45,500 hot-footed steps today. Cheers,