So, how did I spend my summer? Not writing blog posts, obviously. This summer was a staycation for me, with twice-weekly visits to physical therapy to help with my aging back and legs (I turned 71 on July 8). I tried to get out, on the days I didn't have PT, to walk at least a mile or so, but it was hard because July was a very hot, dry month, with temps in the high 90s almost every day and "feel-like" temps over 100º. My longest walk was about 4 miles, shortest was usually a 0.7 mile loop in a nearby park.
About that 0.7 mile loop. I've decided that when I talk about it, instead of saying I walked "a bit less than a mile" I'm going to start saying "I walked a bit more than a kilometer." Sounds better, right? A kilometer is about 0.62 miles. I know this from being a runner and converting the 5K and 10K runs into miles and vice versa.