Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hot Weather, Cold Computer

I guess I am going to have to take the computer to an expert, a true geek. The other day, in addition to everything else, I took a drastic step: I removed iTunes and deleted all my music! It freed disk space from 14% to 29% in one fell swoop. Then I defragmented the disk one more time. Ever the optimist, I rebooted and, drum roll please, same result. Slower than tar running uphill at 20 below zero. The disk activity light just stays on for hours at a time, and everything is ridiculously slow so as to almost make the computer unusable. Tonight, after I let it run for almost three hours, I did a simple Mapquest. It took almost a half hour.

As cold as the computer is, the weather is hot. I think I heard that both June and July were the hottest on record here, and August is picking up where they left off. It has hovered near 100 degrees day after day, with a pleasant exception now and then. And it is so humid. I did run four miles on Sunday morning, in relative coolness, and it felt pretty good. But the other day, I walked 2 miles at 5:30 AM, and I felt like I was in a sauna. I know I should be getting back into running, but it is just too miserable. And at lunch at work, where I normally walk at least a mile or two, if I do that now, I get back to the office looking like I was caught in a downpour. So I have just been walking a few blocks, sitting on a bench in the shade, and reading Backpacker Magazine. Oh, all the places it makes me want to hike to!

On the plus side, I have been trying to do upper body workouts again after a long absence from them. It feels good. I have only managed to do it a time or two a week for the past few weeks, but that is better than nothing. More about that later. Right now, I am going to see if I can actually post this to my blog!


TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, sorry about your PC but glad to hear you're starting the upper body workouts. We need to look good when we take out shirts off to run.......... ha

LWH said...

Computer problems are depressing. Who do you use? Ours seems to have died as well, so we're running off my laptop right now, which isn't the best solution in the world (but it's the cheapest!)

You're right, the weather has been miserable. Its so much harder when it's 100F and the heat index is beyond that. I'm TERRIFIED we'll be in one of those spells on September 5th, so please pray for a cold front on the 4th, okay??