Weekend walks have been suspended for the time being, because it’s too hot to move. Today (Tuesday 1 February 2011) is expected to be
which is a typical February temperature in Canberra. I shouldn’t even mention it. I should instead write about our great good fortune that the cool weather has more or less lasted until now.
It’s just that Dac and I went out early today. Last night was shopping night but, even after the sun went down, it was simply too hot to go outside. By the time the temperature started to drop, it was 10pm – closing time for our supermarket. We therefore agreed to do the grocery shopping first thing this morning.
I opened the back door and took one step into the sunlight, and was drenched in sweat. This was at 7.30am.
There’s a National Trust walk taking place soon, and it’s going to take in the old Tuggeranong railway station, which I really want to see:
Centenary Border Walks
A walk along the Old Tuggeranong Road to the ACT Border
(Approximately 5km return)
Saturday February 19th 2011
3 to 6pm
Medium level of fitness required
Much as I would like to, I won’t be going. The thought of walking on a February afternoon horrifies me, and I’m never going to reach the dizzying heights of a medium level of fitness. At the best of times, and with the best will in the world and quite a lot of swimming, I have no level of fitness. After the back problems I had over Christmas, I’m having trouble walking 2km.
Who am I kidding? I’m having trouble walking to the letterbox. I keep working on this (what’s the alternative?) but it definitely feels like one step forward, two steps back. I am hereby instituting a new category of posts known as “Querulous”: quarantine them if you like.
Normal service will be resumed when the maximum temperature returns to 23° or lower.