So I just couldn't take another day of exercising in the heat. It just seems to suck the life out of me. I told Diane that I feel like I'm in a chronic state of dehydration. I'm thinking it would be great to get an IV every night. Just a nice little saline drip going so I would wake up feeling refreshed.
The heat seems to amplified by the fact that I come home to my swamp cooler. Despite the fact that it has run on high constantly for the past 2 weeks it seems to do little to cool the house. There is a nice cool spot directly under it but the dogs have already claimed it. Remember when I was complaining about the cold? Geez, tell me to quit whining.
Anyway, I gave myself a break from the bike and went to Gold's Gym. I got there late so it was the usual hung over, post party scene - girls with words on their rears, guys in muscle shirts and couples arguing by the ab machine. I did the elliptical for 40 minutes which seemed like an eternity because everyone else was on and off the machines in 10 to 15 minutes. I also lifted some weights which I'm sure I'll feel tomorrow. Anyway, the gym makes me both glad to not have to pay for a membership and appreciate riding outside!
The best part of the the day was seeing Kim. She is also an instructor at Gold's. She is one of those amazingly positive people that is just great to be around. She was telling me about finishing her first Marathon and instead of describing the event as grueling or hard she said it was "pure heaven". Wow!