There are two certainties in this world when you have a new baby: One, you're not gonna sleep much. And two, you're gonna live in what I call "the baby bubble." Meaning, you have no clue what is going on outside your own little world. This has been true for us as it is true for most parents of new babies, and it has been exacerbated this summer by our choice to get rid of cable.
So, I have basically NO clue what has been going on this summer if it doesn't involve how much Caleb slept last night or whether or not we have fruit squeezees in the house for Norah. Therefore, I honestly had no idea that a HURRICANE was forming in the Atlantic and pretty much headed straight our way. Wah? I thought it felt extra humid...
Looks like it won't hit us directly (fingers crossed) and my guess is that it will steer pretty clear of South FL in general. Still, we'll probably get lots of heavy rain and wind this week as it nears the coast.
So, the current running conditions here in South FL? Holy humid, Batman! I ran a 3 miler tonight and I may as well have been breathing pea soup! I checked the weather when I got home and saw that the dew point was 76 -- I should've just continued to live in ignorance rather than know that. As my favorite dew point reference will tell you: A 76 dew point can be described as "extremely uncomfortable" -- which is like saying that Charlie Sheen is a "little bit crazy." C'mon! He's batshit crazy, and a dew point of 76 is F-ing* miserable!
Yet, I ran one of my "faster" times. Go figure. Maybe it was so uncomfortable, I just had to go faster to get back in the A/C!
It'll probably be a pretty wet, humid week in terms of getting running done, and let's hope that Hurricane Irene decides to stay well out there in the Atlantic -- because if it comes through here, high humidity will be the least of my concerns. And the good news is that typically after a hurricane blows through, we enjoy a few days of clear, beautiful weather. So...next week should be pleasant!
*Yeah, I used to drop f-bombs on here without thinking about it, but this is a family-friendly place now...dangit!