It appears that Ottawa is dealing with the first heat wave of Summer 2013.
Today’s humidity levels were beyond ridiculous. When I walked down the stairs at school, the handrails were all slimy and sticky, gross! Luckily I had supervision duty in the A/C’d library! As soon as I walked outside after – it was muggy city.
I went home and worked on my online course for a bit – but then had to get ready for track practice. While getting ready, I noticed that it seemed rather dark in the house and went to look outside. The skies were indeed darkening with thunder clouds – great! Really great, considering I had planned to do my own workout before track practice. But the radar showed that the storm might miss the track, so I quickly booted it out the door and went downtown (well – Mooney’s Bay).
I got to the track and did some hills with Sasha, the lead coach of the group. Hills = noodley legs! But as we were finishing up, we saw lightning and jogged back to get the group into our shelter area. The storm was fairly short – but featured lots of lightning and rain. A few lightning strikes were a bit too close. There was forked lightning all around the track and two strikes were fairly close. One of the close ones made a bunch of people scream and one girl dove into me. Nice. Some people thought that they would be tough (?!?) and proceeded to continue to work out – until that really close lightning struck and then they were inside the shelters.
Luckily the storm was done by 6pm – and we actually got most of the workout done in the meantime in the shed. Then came the sun and the humidity – YAY! This weather is very much like Florida weather in the spring/summer – hot and humid by day, thunderstorms by the evening!
Do you like thunderstorms?
Do you include hills in your workout?
Do you have humid days where you are?