I didn’t run, but I did manage some cross training. It was really by survival, or by accident. It seems that the increased heat caused too many people, myself included, to turn on the rarely-used air-conditioning system. The power was pushed beyond the maximum capacity and finally just quit. For hours on end, there was no electricity. I came home with bags of groceries only to find out that our refrigerator wasn’t running. The ice in all of the stores for all of our surrounding cities was gone by the time we hunted it down. We retreated to my old neighborhood pool.
At the pool, the water was warm but still offered some relief. Feeling guilty from no form of exercise for my Sunday, I started to swim some laps. The pool was crowded. For 10 minutes, at the top of each hour, however all kids must exit the pool. This allows the grown-ups a kid free pool for 10 full minutes. Normally, it is heaven…but there were so many adults in the pool that I had to swim around them to get across the pool. When I lifted my head for a breath, I often saw the people looking at me with that look of “you *must* be crazy!” Whatever. As a runner, I’m used to that look; I get it often. I may not have run, but at least I did *something*.