Sunday, June 27, 2010

But Its A Dry Heat...

Nothing like a warm summer day in Vegas - 109 degrees - but its a dry heat!  As one who lives on the steamy coast of North Carolina, I can respect that little detail, but hot is hot - and I love it!  Shedding pounds means getting rid of insulation, and I can deal with the heat quite well as a result.  But 109 is a bit warm for power-walking, so I chose the early morning when it was only about 90 degrees in the desert.  And yes, I was in the desert, not on the Vegas strip.  The hotel is listed as a Vegas Resort property and to give it credit, if you are on one of the top floors with a pair of binoculars you can actually see the strip. (But it was only a $45.00 cab ride each way... ) With that said, the resort property was top-notch and since it was the location of the conference and trade show I was working, it made sense to stay there. 
The property had its own workout facility, but I hate gyms and chose to get my exercise in by venturing out into the desert heat and doing some intensive walking.  The M Resort has a sidewalk around the perimeter, which is about 1.25 miles in length, so 4 laps was ideal.  And the scenery was pretty cool even if the temperature wasn't.  I don't get to see the desert too often, so it was another adventure of sorts.  Of course I was hoping for some kind of exotic encounter like a set of bleached bones shimmering in the heat, or a giant taratula, or even a rattlesnake sunning itself on a rock... or not.  Instead I got a decent calorie burn in a great setting.

One thing about Vegas, you can't give up your exercise routine, cause you need something to counter the margaritas.  So regardless of the heat, I kept up with my walking, but at least it was a dry heat...

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