07 April 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot

Oh dear lord it is hot here. Hot with a capital H-O-T. One-Hundred-and-Six-Degrees hot. Ouagadougou makes Tucson feel like a balmy oasis of cool.

Now that I've gotten that little rant out off the way, what have I been doing?

Nothing workout related. Earlier this week was recovery from the JHC camp. Then I was a hot mess (there's that word again) when it came to unpacking, laundering, and repacking all my stuff, catching up on sleep, and seeing Mr. Sweetie for a couple of days before leaving for West Africa. I didn't actually get all packed up until Thursday morning, a couple of hours before I left. I managed to get an easy spin on the trainer in before heading to the airport. And that's it. I briefly entertained the idea of going to the hotel gym this morning when I woke up - then I looked at the clock, realized I slept almost 14 hours (!!!!!!!!) and it would be waaaayyyy too hot at 10am to do anything in the non-air conditioned gym. Maybe later tonight I'll get on the treadmill or stationary bike. Because I don't know what my schedule will be like this week AND because of the heat, I told Jen not to write out any workouts. I'll be less stressed trying to fit everything in and hopefully I won't lose too much fitness. It's just a week. And I did bring things to do strength training with, so I can at least do that, regardless of the heat.

So what exactly have I been doing? Eating my weight in sugar-coated peanuts. Did a quick tour of the town by foot in search of a plug and adapter for my computer, since I realized the one I brought from home will NOT fit the computer plug. I did manage to find one that seems to work OK. Tried to get Skype set up and failed miserably. Sat around in my hotel room in a sports bra and shorts because it's too hot to wear much else, in my opinion. My street clothes are currently hanging up to dry after getting soaked in sweat during my short little walk around town. And I finally booked a room in Paris for Chelsea and I next week. Whew, I was worried I was never going to get that done at the rate I was going (shhh, don't tell Chelsea :) ).

2 comments:

Chelsea said...

:) gotcha!!! See you in SIX DAYS!!!!

Caroline said...

I can't wait to eat croissants with you Lilac!!!