You have my undying admiration.
I'm glad I'm still here to appreciate it!
me too!! i keep going outside to "no choice" situations when the temperature is over 80*.
PLEASE take heat warnings seriously. good grief. especially when you're no spring chicken (as we no longer are) and still working on getting into terrific shape.
i'm happy you have a biking partner, though, and are persevering so well with the riding!
I have definitely let go of the biking for a few days--it's just way too hot, and that ride made me take it more seriously.
i'm glad. its been so hot here...the wee dog is wearing a shirt that has a heat sensor on it, so i can tell if its too hot for her, and if i take her out for a potty break, its indicating WAY too hot in less than 5 minutes.
normal summer weather for here, but it can make you feel like you're going to melt!
This may be "normal summer weather" but it's still NO FUN.
You are *awesome*, but yes, please, please be careful. Heat exhaustion is nothing to fuck around with.
We worked out in the cool of the basement today, believe me.
Glad you survived. But Serious Heat is Serious Business - be careful.
Definitely taking it seriously!
You may be "old and fat" but you also showed wisdom at taking yourself off the hard road and into the shelter of the Fallen Arches (as I call it). I skipped riding altogether on the 4th, even though there was a NO Pants ride here. Most of my rides are 5-10 miles one way, with a break of at least an hour before riding home or onward. I've been very careful in the heat to go slow and drink lots of water and keep salted, too.
As the heat is supposed to break Sunday, Erin and I are planning a 60. With a leisurely lunch break at the turnaround point! But I'm staying in from the heat for the next couple days.
Good idea! :) Double-plus smart for not climbing that steep hill into the Heights.
If you were taking salt straight from the packages and not gagging, yeah, you REALLY needed your electrolytes balanced. Today's heat index may hit 115. Staying in is a really good idea!
Not only were we not gagging, the salt actually tasted slightly sweet to me.
And no, there will not be riding today.
Glad to hear you're still alive; slightly annoyed to hear you've been trying so hard to not be. Take care of yourself, that you may live to bike another day.
Staying inside right now. It's definitely too hot to be out there.
I think that you are way too brave for your own good. I at 37 would probably have punked out of the ride because of the heat. I'm sure that there were probably air quality warnings too....I'm just glad that you are okay...
It wasn't my brightest move, and I was by far not the only one out there. Today, however, it shall not be.
Good for you! I know that you have strong ties to Cleveland...but the Pacific Northwest stays pretty damn cool during the summers. Yesterday got to be around 74 degrees and people were complaining about the heat!
I grew up there, which is one of the reasons I don't do as well in the heat.
Hmm, I know that you lived in Alaska at one point, but I didn't know that you grew up in the PNW. Out of all of the places that you have lived in where would you most want to live if money were no object?
Born and raised in Oregon, was there until after college.
I do miss Oregon. I miss mountains and the ocean. But if I were to win the lottery tomorrow, I honestly think I'd stay right here in Cleveland. We have created such a community of friends here now that I wouldn't want to give that up.
But I'd have a vacation cottage in Cannon Beach. ;-)
I knew that you wouldn't want to leave Cleveland because of the social circle...but if you could take the circle with you? Then Oregon I assume?
BTW totally off topic...do you two travel much outside of cons?
Yeah, then Oregon.
And no, not very much, alas.
I will tell you this... do not feel bad. I used to be out for hours at a time in this heat... never mid day, but early morning and late afternoon.
Now? I think back on those days and I am surprised I didn't drop dead. I was training for triathalons back in my late teens and early 20's. I ran track meets in this heat... ALL DAY.
Do not feel bad about the heat... next year, it may not bother you as much. It does take time to adapt, but as we age, it gets harder.
2012-07-07 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Kudos to you for trying
I am not giving up, believe me. I hope it's not that hot for Pedal to the Point, though.
2012-07-06 11:30 pm (UTC)
What a ride
Woman of incredible mobile two-wheeled awesomeness! You have my admiration. (And your daughter too. :) )
2012-07-07 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: What a ride
Thanks, hon. It was quite the ride. I shall pass on your admiration to Erin.
That's amazing -- but I'm glad you found the McDonald's when you did!
I keep hearing them compare this weather to that year back in the 1980s when it was ~100 degrees for weeks. But that time, it was dry. This humidity is impossible.
I'm definitely NOT a fan of the humidity.
This East Coast gal certainly isn't gonna make fun of you -- I got dehydrated and got to experience the wonders of heat exhaustion at the beginning of this heat wave a couple of weeks ago. I sat inside my work and watched the room spin occasionally while I drank water and wondered if I was going to faint for a couple of hours while I waited for my boyfriend to get off of his work and drive me the half mile to my car that I could not walk. (The scariest part is that I had to drive the car home so I could go to work again the next day. The water had helped but I was still pretty light headed. I very, very, slowly drove the car home with him behind me on roads that were basically otherwise empty. This town shuts down after 10 PM)
There's not been a day since then that I've not been made to feel at least a little sick by the heat if I've been exercising outside basically at all.
This is not the weather for a 'no pain-no gain' attitude. This is the weather that the moment your body starts to complain you flipping listen, drink something hydrating, and sit down. What you did was 100% the right thing. Good on you!
Staying inside is definitely the plan for today. I just hope we get the promised weather break tomorrow. Ugh.