Never trust a skinny ice cream man. - Ben Cohen
Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos. - Don Kardong
I must admit, this hot weather has made me a little lax in the exercise department. In my post, Hotness, I talked about how I've been using the swimming pool to help me get in some exercise without worrying about the overwhelming heat. So far, it's worked well but I'm a wee bit bored with it already.
I've done some yoga and Pilates but for me, nothing can replace being on the trail. That's where I belong but no matter how much I've attempted to acclimate this year, the heat has been unbearable and my body hasn't responded well to it. As much as I love getting hot and sweaty during workouts, sunburn, headaches and frequent dehydration (no matter HOW much electrolyte replacement drinks I chug) isn't all that appealing. This summer, the weather has not been my friend.
But...whether the weather cooperates or not, I still need to keep my butt moving. If I give myself the chance to sit on the sofa and devour ice cream, I'll do it and do it BIG. We are talking a double or triple scoop dish with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top! Not using the inferno-like weather as an excuse is hard to do but it has helped me to explore other options and it does make me feel less guilty if I do indulge in a small scoop of ice cream.
This week, I'll be swimming at Barton Springs Pool, doing some canoeing (which I have discovered that I LOVE), and going to a water park. In between all of that, I hope to get in some walks...and maybe a little ice cream.