Here it is just about 7:00AM in hazy, hot and humid Fredeicksburg Virginia. Temperatures in the high nineties yesterday and about the same expected today.
Talk about hard decisions - to exercise or not to exercise this morning.
Sitting here at my laptop in a 75 degree (where is that little circle thingy symbol for a degree?) environment is not really a bad situation. If I get up and venture out for my little jog this morning I will return sweating and out of breath and feeling that I have exercised enough self discipline to allow me a nice lunch. On the other hand, if I remain where I am for a half hour longer I will be able to go off to work without torturing my aging body. Yes, maybe I could enjoy the same nice lunch without gaining a pound or two.
Is it fair that we have to go through this during the dog days of summer? Probably not, but as the saying goes "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." At least I am not vying for a position on the local football team!
What happens if I become one of those who pass away while running? Wow, should I even think about that? When I was a young man that thought would never enter my mind. However, with the passing of years the thought just crept (or should I say barged) into my head.
Just think my friends, you may have a real scoop!