About an hour and a half ago, I had the brainiac idea to walk to the post office and then to see if the store had any avocado’s. Up until my surgery, I never walked any where in town. Maybe a handful of times to work but that was the extent of my “walking.” I was lazy and now I can admit it sadly.
So now, knowing I have to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day (post-op), I figured going to and fro the PO wasn’t going to be bad.
Yeah so … ah, when it’s 99 degrees out and I have no clue what the humidity is and ah .. I didn’t “check it out” prior to putting on my Asics or tying them up … but I grabbed my stack of mail and my keys and headed out.
I wasn’t even down the block a bit when I realized “this is why they have cars with AC in them.” Holy Mother of all Sun Gods … it is HOT on the prairie today.
I kept trying to find a patch of shade to walk in and then just gave up when I was two blocks from my complex and my back was soaked and I couldn’t see because I was crying sweat.
By the time I made it to the Post Office, I was literally drenched and actual drips coming off my lovely face … and I won’t even mention what my bra was doing. Gawd!!!!
And seriously folks, I didn’t even realize the ole PO had air condition til today. As meek as it was, it was COLD AIR. I got my one measly piece of mail, opened it and realized my arms were glistening wet. Ick.
I know I am no beauty queen people but holy bejesus … I was a drenched rat with clothes too big on, not to mention my over sized underpants on. And now a wet bra.
I knew the grocery store would be a safe haven a block ahead because they always have their AC blaring.
If I lived in a village big enough to have a ginormous grocery store like WalMart or HyVee, I would have literally stuck my bodice underneath those little sprinkler thingys in the produce aisle. But ours is small and with four tiny aisles. I went for a purpose and left with no avocado’s.
Taking a deep breath, I headed back outdoors. Egads — the sun beating down got hotter I swear. I had three blocks to conquest then I’d be back safe indoors in my cozy abode.
Crikey. I do not believe this is what Dr. Haley and his handouts meant by EXERCISING!!!