Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Monsoon?

It rained last night in the Valley of the Sun. Around this time of year we have the monsoon. Our rainy season. And sometimes it actually rains during a Phoenix rainy season. Which means hot temps and high humidity. This morning at 5:30 am it was 85 fahrenhiet and 59% humidity.

Sometimes we get a haboob, like that pictured here. Strong winds whip in from the desert picking up anything that's loose - mostly sand and dumping it in our pools, patios and cars.

This morning I got in 4 miles but it took me 60 minutes. I did some walking and I guess it was longer than normal. I worked up a good sweat and burned some calories, so I'll take it. I hope the humidity is low for my next race this Saturday.

Quote of the Day: "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." -William James.


Mom tried decaf once said...

Loved the rain last night! It was great, wasn't it?

bigmike600 said...

Starting to get the mileage up there again Pat. Keep it up. Thanks for the kind words about our tri last weekend. I have the fever now and once I get the swimming down. I can see quite a few more in my future.