As many of you may know, I happen to live in Texas. Central Texas, to be more exact. In saying that, you can probably understand that surviving the brutally hot and humid summertime months is challenging, at best. However, we seem to have been granted a temporary respite from the blazing inferno that is the month of August. Which is why, this year, I’m having a hard time cruelly labeling August as the Armpit of the Calendar Year. The reason for this is quite simple: OH MY HECK IT’S CURRENTLY ONLY 65 DEGREES OUTSIDE.
Yes, you read that correctly. Yesterday was August 1 and do you know what the high temperature was? 89 FREAKING DEGREES! Do you know what the average high temperature is on August 1, in the Austin-ish, Texas area? NOT 89 DEGREES! The average temp is actually damn near 100!
Do you know what this means? OF COURSE NOT! SO LEMME TELL YOU. This means that it would be absolutely CRIMINAL to not take FULL advantage of this witchcraft and sorcery by running my ass off (literally!).
So, that’s my plan. I’m going to run as much as possible until the inevitable August heat returns (much sooner than later, I am certain). Yesterday, I got my butt out of bed at around 6:30 a.m. to pound the pavement. This morning, I ventured out at around 5:45 a.m. to do the same thing (even though I only managed about 3.5 hours of sleep last night – UGH).
This month, my mantra is “NO EXCUSES.” I have decided that I’m going to push myself really hard this month, if only to see just how much I can accomplish over a span of exactly 31 days. And I FULLY intend on keeping track of what progress may come. This is going to be hard, interesting, and probably a little fun. So watch out, y’all. I’m coming through!