The Challenge of Summer

motivation Jul 24, 2021
The Challenge of Summer

Ah, summer!

As a Houston, Texas resident since 1997, I have had a love/hate relationship with this time of year.

I'm writing this on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The temperature will soar to 96℉ today with a heat index (what the heat will feel like on the human body) of 106℉.

Shortly after I post this, around 7:15 am, I'll be heading out on my daily run.

Today will be my 1,426th consecutive day of running at least one mile.

Summers are, well, I don't particularly appreciate running during the summer. The temperature is already 79℉, and the heat index is 88℉.

And it feels like I'm running in a sauna.

Summers in the south are not kind to runners...or anyone who exercises outside.

But my daily running streak is not the only thing that keeps me going.

Knowing that September is coming bringing with it, lower humidity gets me through these tough days of summer.

But summer is also a time when we tend to enjoy life more.

We may go on vacation or to a family reunion, catch up on our reading, or relax.

This is also a fantastic time to reflect on 2021 so far.

How have the first 204 days of 2021 been for you?

How are you progressing on your goals?

What corrections do you need to make to finish the year strong?

I encourage you to take the time to answer these questions this summer.

Now, if you'll excuse me...it's time for my sauna run.

Let me know what you thought of this post. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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