This has been one heck of a summer. Paul Douglas says this was the 5th warmest July on record. We've had 13 days of 90 degrees or more. Not to mention the humidity - we have more of that fun 100+ degree heat index stuff on tap for today and tomorrow.
I'm ready for winter.
(OK, not really! But I am ready for some cooler days.)
Saturday's run was 13.5 miles at 77 degrees with a dew point of 70. That amounted to a whole lot of sweating, and a whole lot of shuffling in the final couple of miles. I was a sweaty mess. Every article of clothing, from my hat to my shoes, was soaked. I looked like I went swimming in my running gear. Not a fun morning to run.
Today was more of the same - 78 degrees, 72 dew point - but for some reason, I felt a little more spry and had a better run. It was also a rather picturesque morning. I had to stop and take this picture of the sunrise:
|Gorgeous sunrise over the lake on the last day of July|
Tonight's dinner was a beef lo mein. Essentially it was this Mongolian beef dish tossed with egg noodles instead of serving over rice. Very nice! I haven't made a noodle stir-fry dish in ages, and this really hit the spot. I made it a little spicy too with some extra chile-garlic sauce and crushed red pepper. Tasty stuff that will also make for some nice leftovers for lunch this week.
|Take-out at home|
Maybe I am ready for winter? ;-)