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No walking this week.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 10:57 AM

I like to walk.

Anyone who works on the Shelbyville square know this as I pass in front of their shops on a daily basis, sometime two or three times when things are happening up at the courthouse or City Hall.

Not this week, though. The heat will suck the life right out of you.

I was out at the park early this morning to get a shot of the work being done for the new storm water detention area and the brief stroll to the area was already murderous due to the heat.

So much for my after-lunch walk at noon. If it's this bad at 9 a.m., the middle of the day will be intolerable.

Please take this seriously! The National Weather Service is warning everyone to protect themselves against the heat by staying out of the sun whenever possible.

Slow down. Any strenuous activity should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Drink plenty of water.

Keep an eye on your elderly friends and neighbors to see how they doing. Make sure you limit your time outside during the afternoon heat, and if you have to be outdoors, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and be aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and exhaustion.

Those warning signs are: Pale and moist skin or unusually hot and dry skin, profuse sweating, feeling faint, a headache, nausea or dizziness and confusion.

Keep cool!


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Now that is the truth!!!

It makes what you used to be rather enjoyable activities an undesirable part of the routine... I have said, I will wait and walk after the sun goes down on our road... Then you have to deal with all the bugs...

LOL... Oh I definitely feel your pain on this one!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Aug 7, 2007, at 11:15 AM

Also, if you are outside much, all of you that have a newly (or not so newly) bald head need to remember to take into account the fact that you no longer have hair on your head to keep from getting a sunburn there. I made that mistake when I first started shaving my head and my ship pulled into Dubai for the 4th of July. Trust me, a sunburn is bad enough, a peeling scalp just makes you look like you're in treatment for something REALLY unpleasant.

-- Posted by Thom on Tue, Aug 7, 2007, at 12:10 PM

HAHA!!!!!!!! that is good advice... Sunscreen or a hat will do...

Though, I hate the thought of all those chemicals in sunscreen seeping through your skin.. Sickening thought

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Aug 7, 2007, at 12:18 PM


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