Since the entire US seems seized by a heat wave, I'm sure everyone else has had about as much motivation as I've had to walk in this heat - that is to say - not much! Actually, I've been pretty good, but the vet told me quite clearly that the dog, wearing her full length black fur coat, was not allowed to walk more than two miles a day in the heat!
So, to keep the vet happy and the dog healthy, I've left Lizzie at home most days, opting for the mall instead. I've missed the families at the park and keeping track of all the nice things my neighbors are doing with their yards - flowers, mulch, shrubs, mowers. All that fun stuff that I'd never voluntarily do to my own yard!
I've been doing a lot of linedancing too. My 'new' linedance group is really a soul-slide group. Dances are easier and the teacher keeps us moving for the full 90 minutes. That means that on Thursdays, I walk my three miles in the morning and dance for 90 minutes in the evening. Amazingly, this is fun for me. Between those two activities, I actually get to work for 4-5 hours. That makes for a full day.
I never look forward to Fall. It's my least favorite time of year - rainy and allergy-suffering go hand in hand with Fall for me. But, for once, cooler temperatures are looking more appealing. In the meantime, I'm working on my heat tolerance, which is really pretty good so long as I don't have to 'look' respectable. After that outdoor workout, I'm a dripping mess!
A mess that only a dog could love!
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