For those of us on the north side of the Equator, today (or tomorrow, depending on where you are on the planet) is the last day of summer. I tried to think of something eloquent to say, but all that comes to mind is, “Goodbye, Summer! Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.”
Hardly the stuff Hallmark takes notice of.
The problem is that the outside temp here as I write this is 98°. Yesterday was 100°. It’s supposed to be like this for the rest of the week, until a cold front (hah!) comes in and lowers the temps to the 80s. Oooh, where’s my sweater?
For Memphians, 2010 will be remembered as one hot summer, the second hottest summer since they began keeping records in 1850. (The worst summer was 1980, which I remember because my father had surgery and I was in charge of taking care of the vegetable garden.)
Despite the unyielding heat, there were a few good things that happened this summer:
-I maintained my weight despite celebrating my birthday in caloriffic style, enduring a carb-laden family reunion, and enjoying a cupcake and several trips for fro-yo* along the way.
-I absolutely rocked my exercise this summer, if I do say so myself. I didn’t set any records or move any mountains, but I was consistent and diligent, and that’s really all I ask of myself.
–I met the dashing Rob Dyess of WeighDownSouth, with whom I hope to have more meet-ups in the future. (Grenada, Rob?)
-I also e-met bunches of new folks after the Woman’s Day and That’s Fit media blitzette. Words can’t even describe how honored I feel that they would share their stories with me.
There were other high notes, I’m sure, but this heat has my brain scrambled. I think I’ll turn it over to you guys. What were the high points of your summer? What successes will you be celebrating in December, when we say goodbye to fall?
*Speaking of fro-yo, kudos to reader Katharine, who spotted a major typo in the fro-yo listing yesterday. Yoplait Yogurt doesn NOT have 41 grams of protein. It has 4! Apologies if anyone is now housing a fridge shelf full of the stuff.