A Walk on the Wild Side

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One of the many benefits of working at home is that I can talk a walk outside any time I like.

Unfortunately, at this time of year, wanting to take a walk is a lot different from being able to take a walk.

Earlier this week, I thought I would take a quick walk before lunch.  I glanced at my little home weather station to see how hot it was outside.

Boy, howdy!   It was HOT!

The outside temperature readout said it was 101 F (38.3 C).

Then I glanced at the humidity.  It said it was 41%.

I got out my phone and quickly calculated the heat index.  It informed me that the “feels like” temperature was a mere 112 F (44.4 C).

So, yes, technically I could go take a walk if I wanted to.

I could also jump into a live volcano.  Or stand in front of a steam vent in Yellowstone Park.  Or luxuriate in the exhaust of a jet engine.

But you know what?

I took a walk anyway.

I am not going to let mere weather be the boss of me.

There comes a time in every man’s life when he must stand up on his hind legs and raise a fist to the air, even as the soles of his sneakers are melting into the pavement, and yell, “I’m hot as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Right before he passes out from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

So, in summary, re: walking when it’s 112 degrees outside:

0/10 Do not recommend

 

8 comments

    • Walking is walking. 🙂 I try to get out early in the morning and get in a walk before the temperatures get up into the danger zone. But once it gets too hot, I content myself with walking down to the pantry to see if there are any good snacks.

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  1. I once decided that weather was not going to be the boss of me, but that was in regards to walking in the rain. That said, I do occasionally walk in the heat, but my ultimate destination is usually an air conditioned pub. Rock on, and consider walking in the early morning.

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    • Hi! I do try to get in a good walk in the morning when the heat isn’t so bad. But after about 10 AM, it’s best to just stay indoors. If I lived near a good pub (or any pub), I think I would just live there. I’ll I’d need as a laptop and a credit card!

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