Colorado gets around 300 sunny days a year and this summer could be a scorcher. After skipping springtime we have leapt into mid-July weather. Boulder is one mile high in elevation and with the altitude comes thinner and drier air. It can be a very good thing (my hair and humidity hate on each other), until it gets hot and by hot I mean blast furnace heat. I don’t mind working up a sweat, but man, playing tennis in 100 degree blistering heat can be miserable.
I try to ignore the threat of being literally cooked on the courts by looking on the bright side. That is what I do best.
Here is my top ten list of reasons why I love playing tennis under the sizzling summer sun when it hits 100 degrees.
#1. Warming up will be no problem.
#2. My hair won’t fly into my eyes when it is soaked with sweat.
#3. Speaking of hair, I can massage some conditioner into it and can get a hot oil treatment!
#4. If I am low on protein, I can fry an egg courtside.
#5. I won’t get cold.
#6. Being covered in sweat is nature’s air conditioner. When the air hits my wet skin, it cools me down.
#7. I can easily lose 3-4 pounds of water weight.
#8. I can “bring the heat”every time I hit the ball. Really.
#9. I can sweat the toxins out of my body from all of my wild weekends.
#10. When it drops to 90 degrees it will feel like a cold front.
How do you handle the heat?