New shoes – check. New attitude – check. Weather – WTF?!?!?!?!?!
In case you haven’t heard, the weather here in Southern California has turned on us. Summer is officially here. With a vengeance. As of September 27th. Monday was the hottest. Day. Ever. That’s right. Ever. Since records first started being kept back in the late 1880’s. 113 degrees at 12:15PM. I live at the beach – which means it should be cooler. It was. The thermometer topped out at 107. Now, folks like Adam or Slomohusky might be used to running in those temperatures out in the deserts of Phoenix and Las Vegas. But I’m not. And for folks who aren’t used to the heat, running in these temperatures can be downright dangerous. So – I took a pass.
Tuesday wasn’t much better. While is it cooler, it was still 93 degrees at 3:00PM with a lot more humidity. You see, us Southern Californians (okay - *this* Southern Californian) don’t run in this weather is because we don’t need to. We just wait a day or two when everything returns to normal – sunny 80 degree days with 15% humidity. Eat your heart out Midwesterners. And Southerners. And Southwesterners. We are weather wimps and proud of it!
Today the weather is supposed to return to something more normal. Assuming my knee cooperates (I was able to bend it more than 45 degrees yesterday – the swelling seems to be down), I’ll finally get to try out the new shoes.