This ongoing heat and humidity has tested my mettle in accomplishing my goal of 500 miles walked by Labor Day, but I vow to keep striding on.
I bolted out of the house early, maybe not at the speed of sound like the fastest human on earth, Usain Bolt, but pretty darn quickly. Heading down Emmons Boulevard, I was happy for the large trees which shaded the way, but then, on the return trip, it started getting downright uncomfortable. I wished I would have opted for walking laps at Meijer, but I figured I would just get going through the neighborhoods before it got hot and sticky. I didn’t get my usual four miles in, but, every bit helps.
Today is the Woodward Dream Cruise and I’m guessing there will be a lot of overheated engines at that event. What metal beauties didn’t wilt and succumb to the hot weather, will soon be hustled home to be lovingly tucked into their respective garages before the raindrops and storms threaten later this afternoon.
Despite its bad rap for the ever-present heat and humidity during this Summer of 2016, the season still has its own special treasures – just look at the beautiful flowers and how these nature-made jewels brighten up this homeowner’s deck and porch.
The rainfall and storms later today are supposed to cool us off for a while – I’m all for that, though, three or four months from now, I’ll be complaining about the cold weather and snow, so then … you have permission to slap me for being a malcontent.