Monday, July 26, 2010

It's so hot

Over the weekend, I split up my training routine for the shot put and discus. I usually do both events at the same training session. But it was so hot this weekend that I decided to throw the shot put on Saturday and the discus on Sunday.

It took a little extra time, but I got through both workouts without fainting from heat exhaustion. My performance was OK, but I noticed that I had "tired legs" when I was throwing the discus.

The heat reminds me of a column that ran in The Fresno Bee on Sunday from David Mas Masumoto, a San Joaquin Valley farmer/philosopher. Mas repeated one-liners, using the theme "It's so hot" to tiem them all together.

Here are a few examples:

It's so hot that ...

-- You burn your hand opening the car door.

-- You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

-- The AAA Rescue Team had to "unstick" you from your vinyl car seat.

-- You discover that in July, it takes only two fingers to drive your car

-- You find out too late that you can get a sunburn through your car window.

-- The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. This becomes a serious sport.

-- Your car overheats before you drive it.

-- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

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