Fog in Beijing

Again, the weather was unbelievable cooperative.  Instead of a heat wave, we found rain and fog (mostly fog).  After standing in an orderly and quite line of thousands and thousands to view the Mao mausoleum (yes, he’s in there, under glass) we headed for the...

I Got Wet, Really Wet.

It's finally raining in Washington. It took me all day to muster the resolve to go run but I really enjoyed it once I got going. There's something about running in crazy weather . . . over coming the elements and such that I find rather invigorating. So much...

Feels like 94°

 87°F Feels Like 94°F UV Index: 3 Moderate Wind: From SW at 8 mph Humidity: 63% Pressure: 29.98 in. Dew Point: 73°F Visibility: 8.0 miles     I ran on the mall over lunch today. Oh, my was it hot and sticky. I was forced to stop at a snack stand to snag napkins to...

You know it’s cold when . . . .

The wind makes you to cry as you run and the tears freeze as they roll down your cheeks You think of truck exhaust as a welcome blast of warm air. The amazing thing about the human furnace is that after about 15 minutes, my eyes had adjusted and I was so warm that my...

The mall was desolate tonight

Usually when you run on the national mall in Washington DC, there are dozens of other runners out there with you. I don’t know why, but not tonight. It wasn’t that cold; 32° is lovely for running. The park service plows the paths so after a snow fall,...