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Heat wave day 3

It is too hot to do anything. Back to blogging tomorrow. 🙂


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Mission Complete

Mission stay out of the AC-less apartment was a success!

I went to the temp agency to fill out some paperwork for the job they placed me in. They then sent me somewhere for a drug test. I had never been drug tested before, but I knew I’d just have to pee in a cup. Let’s just say, I was a little dehydrated.

After my appointment I laid my eyes upon a grocery store, an Old Navy, and a Target. Win!

When it gets really hot out, as it has been, I tend to not really get hungry. I realized I hadn’t eaten since breakfast and with it being 1:30 I figured I’d run into the grocery store and grab something to eat since I forgot to bring food with me.

The fruit greeted me as I walked in the store. Sold. I roamed around the grocery store a bit more and enjoyed the AC.

I walked out of the store with a plum and a Lara Bar. (I fell in love with these when I ran my half marathon).

After refueling I browsed around Old Navy and walked out with a new white tank top, a cute blue dress, and plum colored shorts. Maybe one day I will start incorporating clothing into my blog, but today is not the day.

Next AC destination: the gym.

I started out with 2 sets of 25 side bends. I also have a favorite ab machine at the gym. I am not sure what to call it, but I did 3 sets of 15 reps on that.

For cardio I started out with 10 minutes on the stair master. To follow, I hopped on a treadmill. The plan was to run 3 miles. 3 miles later I was still feeling good and ran one more. I ended the work out with walking a mile at a 4.5 pace and then a quarter of a mile for a cool down.

It felt so great to be out of the apartment all day today. I really can’t wait to start working and get into a routine.

Tuesday is coming to an end. Looks like a night on the couch with HGTV and Bossypants. 🙂

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Apartment without AC

As I have mentioned many times before, we aren’t allowed to have AC here in Phil’s apartment. The building is old and the landlord doesn’t allow it. Let me just say that it has been miserable here in Madison the last few days. Yesterday it got up to 94 degrees and the heat index was 115. The heat index dropped down to 100 degrees around the time I was getting ready for bed. How on earth can it stay this hot until Thursday?! Oy.

Because of the AC-less apartment, I created a wind tunnel to sleep in last night. It actually made sleeping pretty comfortable.

The goal of today is to make as many excuses as possible to go to places with AC.

I spent this morning meeting with a family about occasionally babysitting for them. 20 minute drive, 1 hour there, 20 minute drive = 1 hour and 40 mins of AC. I find myself back in the sticky apartment right now and can’t wait to get out the door to go to an appointment for my temp job that starts Monday! I will probably have to take advantage of the little strip mall that I stumbled upon the last time I was at the temp agency. I also see a long gym session in my future (because I’m obsessed with my gym and because of the AC). Any other (free) ideas of places to go to stay cool?! Feel free to share. 🙂

I just whipped up some iced coffee and it’s never tasted so good and refreshing.

I added a little bit of my Cinnamon Bun Creamer that I am loving. I also have taken ownership of Phil’s reusable Starbucks cup. I love it!

Have a good Tuesday everyone. I hope you are all working away in places with AC. Stay cool!

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