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10-05-2007, 01:26 PM
Okay it is OCTOBER !! Does it really need to be in the friggin 80's ??
I am so hot. I have no desire to walk or ride my bike...all the things I thought I'd be doing in the FALL !!!!
Just seriously needed to vent and get that out there.
We have had over 53 days this year of heat over 95 .
We have had very very very little rain.
I live in OHIO.
I thought by now it would be in the high 60's and I could enjoy the cool air while I walk or ride my bike...but yet again I have to pull the hair up into a pony tail and Im too hot to work out -- outside !

10-05-2007, 01:29 PM
Weather can be weird. In CA, where we normally have "Indian Summer" and it is hot well into October, we're getting our first snow in the Sierras today.

Don't worry - soon enough you'll be wishing for the heat again as you shiver.

10-05-2007, 01:40 PM
Sorry to hear about the heat. I am here in the Georgia/Carolina area and we are still having 80degree days too...but it feels so much better than those 100 degree days!!! Don't fret too much. If it's like here, it'll be too cold too soon!!! But hope you are able to get out and ride your bike soon!!!

10-05-2007, 01:47 PM
It's hot here, too, but it's Florida, so I expect it. I sort of miss having four seasons, but then again, I really do hate cold weather, so I actually am more partial to Florida than I thought! :D

I've heard that riding your bike in the heat (or doing any kind of physical activity in the head) makes you burn more calories because you sweat more, which also makes it more taxing. Go for a ride anyway! :)

Beach Patrol
10-05-2007, 02:03 PM
Sorry to hear about the heat. I am here in the Georgia/Carolina area and we are still having 80degree days too...

lumifan!!! .... I'm in Savannah, Georgia... where are you? :D

2bthin... I know what you mean about the heat. I am a "summer girl" - I love the summer! - but doggone it! When it's autumn it should FEEL like autumn! - and I cannot STAND to exercise in the heat! - I'm an indoor exerciser... or a cool weather outdoor exerciser. If it's hot & I'm outside, then I want to be swimming! Lucky for me, swimming is the only exercise I can do right now - & it's still in the 80's here - so I'm enjoying my pool!

I hope you get some cool weather soon so you can enjoy your bike rides again! :)

10-05-2007, 02:12 PM
I feel the same way! I am in Northern VA near Washington, D.C. and it has been consistently in the middle to upper 80s the past couple of weeks with only a couple of comfortable days in the low 70s. I HATE HEAT!!! I have never been comfortable in the summer because I hate to sweat, and I always love when September/October rolls around and it gets cooler, like in the lower 70s/60s, and you can wear a long sleeve shirt outside and just be COMFORTABLE. Fall is definitely my favorite season because I can start wearing my hoodies again and it feels awesome to take a walk outside. I'm not much of a fan of cold, cold weather, but I would take it any day over being 85 and up. I feel like there won't be much fall this year - it will go almost from summer to winter with no fall in between. I just checked the weather for my area for the next few days - middle to upper 80s. Boo. I'm glad someone else out there hates the heat at this time of year.

10-05-2007, 02:36 PM
I'll take your 80's for the 90's, lol. That is what it is supposed to be here in the midwest today, ugh! But next week...we are headed for a cool down-70's, lol!

10-05-2007, 03:46 PM
NW Indiana here and I agree....I WANT MY COOL WEATHER!!! I figured October I'd be able to walk outdoors in the cool crisp air,wrong! Put summer clothes up to make room for cooler weather clothes....nope,need BOTH out now because you never know what the weather will be.I miss FALL!

10-05-2007, 03:54 PM
South Island, New Zealand here. And the other side of the coin, I'd settle for some consistency here!

We had snow flurries in the city on Wednesday. Today we're expecting 25 degrees Celsius and much the same tomorrow. I'm not sure whether to pack up all my winter stuff or not!

10-05-2007, 04:59 PM
I too am POed with the 80s and 90s here in the midwest. I moved back here this year to get away from the heat. I had been living in Phoenix for 15 years. It's 4 degrees cooler there today than here. WTF???? It is fall right? The heat must have followed me.!!!!! Bring on the snow!

10-05-2007, 05:32 PM
Hush! :)
I love the warm weather, long walks with the dog, no jackets to fuss with, less laundry to fold…the white crap will be here soon enough and we will all be shivering WISHING for the sunshine and warm days (87 here in northern Massachusetts today) and I loved every second of it! Anyone else with me?

10-05-2007, 05:59 PM
I hate this heat. It's October it's not supposed to be 90 degrees outside.

Autumn is my favourite season but the temps should be in the 70's. By Thursday we should be back to more seasonal temps.

10-05-2007, 06:43 PM
Yep, 90's tomorrow and Sunday. I know there is a lot of debate about global warming, but I was a kid back in the late 50's and 60's and it was very cool and crisp here in the St. Louis area by now. We had a lot of Thanksgivings where it snowed back in the day. And Christmas almost always was a white one. NOW, it doesn't get cool until November and maybe one snow a season. :?: We love the cold and snow here, but I guess we'll have to go up north to get that anymore~~
Have a GREAT weekend, ladies.

10-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Me too! It's been in the 80s/90s here in Eastern NC for months and I can't take much more! I gain/don't lose weight when it's so friggin' hot because it makes me miserable and I don't want to move, etc.

I grew up in RI/MA and I miss it soooo much! It may not be that much cooler there now, but at least there are definable seasons--not just summer and a month of "cool" (I use that loosely) weather :mad:

10-05-2007, 11:04 PM
I live in PA and I'm sick of the heat too. I like to walk before work and everyday I go in feeling yucky and sticky. I got my routine going though and hate to shake it up and get off track. LOL, I also have curly hair and I know my curly haired girlfriends feel my pain when I say I'm still frizzy in October! I'm tired of wearing my hair back and can't wait for true fall weather.

10-06-2007, 07:22 AM
We didnt even get a summer :(

Shy Moment
10-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Hi, haven't seen you around. Wondered how you had been.

Oh my gosh, it has been in the upper 80's and lower 90's the last couple of days. It is suppose to be Autumn for heavens sakes. Not hot like this.

Oh my daughter feels your pain, she doesn't go frizzy she goes very very very curly. Can't do a darn thing with the stuff. I told her stop complaing lol. She could have my hair wavy that just hangs there in this weather.

10-06-2007, 10:24 AM
Blah- I am sitting here watching the Saturday morning news and they just did the weather forecast . . . near 90 for the next 4 days! then maybe in the 70s by the end of the week. This pisses me off! The meteorologist just commented about how the average for this time of year in Virginia is 72 - we are 15 above normal! I hate this weather so much. I just want to turn the AC off in my house and put away my summer clothes for fall.

10-06-2007, 05:09 PM
2Bthinagain, I'm just across the river from you in WV. I've actually become accustomed to the heat. And even though we don't need the drought either, I silently am often happy that it doesn't rain. I keep thinking that it'll be snowing soon enough and that'll be the end of my walks/runs. Pushing a stroller in snow, and having the baby out in the nippy air won't be a good idea. ;) So as long as it's not raining, I can get in more walking and jogging.

I just went out for 4.2 miles this morning came back and spent over 2 hours in the yard. I could never have done that before. I used to just love getting home from work and sitting down in front of the AC. My husband is rail thin and even he can't stand the heat. He likes to work in the yard at the crack of dawn to beat the heat. I guess I just grew accustomed to it over time, going out for my walks and such, getting doses of the heat daily.

10-07-2007, 10:25 AM
Hi, haven't seen you around. Wondered how you had been.

aww, nice of you to notice... Erm, ive just started university again so i actually have work and class to do now so i havent had time to go on here as much... Plus, i had a very bad week there but ive come out of it feeling better than ever... yay

10-07-2007, 02:13 PM
90 plus degrees here yesterday and what did we do?

We went to a chili cook-off. I was so hot but we did eat some good chili. Another hot one today.

10-07-2007, 02:20 PM
I just had a fit with the weather the other day. It was hot and humid in the mid 80's and just when I packed away all my summer clothes, I'm screaming to myself, "It's October already! It's supposed to be Fall already!"

grr. Next thing you know, we'll be smacked with winter and my awesome fall jacket won't see the light of day.

Shy Moment
10-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Like I tell my children, you might not think I notice but I do notice lol. You study hard and when you get rich and famous. I will let you take care of me in my old age the way I want to become accustomed to but haven't become accustomed to yet lol.

You know, I can remember when I was a kid we went trick or treating and it was warm and wonderful out. Never wore coats. Last 3 days have been in the lower 90's and upper 80's here. It was great for this weekend. Now I am ready for Autumn weather.

You might want to look into walking videos like the ones I use. No real place around here to walk except the school track and there always seem to be things going on there. The track surrounds the soccer field.

I use these Walk Away the lbs with Leslie Sansone. The set I have are 4 videos and they are 1-4 miles. I am sure there are a lot of other walking videos out there.

10-07-2007, 10:21 PM
I noticed this topic heading in general chatter and had to reply - it snowed here today and I'm not looking forward to another 8 month winter snow covering.

10-08-2007, 08:17 AM
I got all my winter clothes out and ready to go, but I wonder if the day will come that I'll really need them. :cool:

Shy Moment
10-08-2007, 01:41 PM
Another warm day here today. This is good can get the yard work done.

10-08-2007, 03:49 PM
Shy Moment, I actually LOVE walking outside. I already have about 10 WATP videos, but I reserve them for the winter season only because I can tend to get bored with the same ole same ole. With being outside, and having an odometer on the jogging stroller, I can pick any direction to go, see different scenery and keep it interesting, while still knowing how far I've gone. Helps me learn my fairly new neighborhood too. Like, don't go up that one street that's a straight up near vertical hill and find the dead-end sign at the top. YIKES! ;)

10-08-2007, 04:08 PM
It's finally COLD today. Saturday was in the upper 80s but it's rainy and in the low 50s today. I could see my breath! Exciting!

Shy Moment
10-08-2007, 04:45 PM
I can understand that. Wish it were a bit safer around here, all the city people on both sides of our little town use our roads as cut thrus. Not to safe to walk on the roads. No real place to run. I have to use the videos. It is so pretty around here. Would be so much nicer to be able to do my walking and see the scenery

10-08-2007, 04:54 PM
I can't wait for it to get cold. Bring on the snow!!!!