Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mosquitoes vs. Snow

I have come to the conclusion that there are only about 2 months throughout the entire year that make for a good time to exercise outside. With over 11 inches of rain during the first part of June, we have been inundated by mosquitoes. It makes for a tough evening walk. I try to walk faster thinking that if I do so, the mosquitoes will not be able to catch me. That thinking only makes me sweat more, which attracts more mosquitoes. I am getting a good cross-training workout as I am using my hands a lot to swat the little stinkers away from me. During the winter, I was unable to walk for most of the winter due to icy sidewalks. I'm really starting to wonder which was worse, the cold and ice or the heat and mosquitoes. I am so glad that I have an elliptical to use inside my sometimes air-conditioned home (my wife would leave it off all the time if she had it her way).

3 comments:

kborn said...

It's a tough one. Lucky for us, our precipitation has been frequent enough to keep stuff green, but not frequent enough to harbor the terrorist mosquitos. We do have flying and and bees though...

Anonymous said...

I think the mosquitoes love us so much because we are so "sweet". I got 3 bites going to get the mail this morning. Wish I could enjoy our deck more...but I can't afford the blood loss!! :) :)

MIL

D said...

HA -- I love it!!! Yup, we've got a ton of those pests here too. I still think it's better than snow though. And I love A/C -- would be a grumpy old woman without it -- if mama ain't happy, nobody is happy. Just put the a/c on again after a weekend w/ it off -- s/b 28C here today w/ humidity. Then rain which equals sticky furniture...ewww! D