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Ground Pounding in Phoenix



Dad left Mongo and rainy Seattle behind to go address a conference in Phoenix. Not that Dad liked leaving his buddy behind, but as they say, “Business is business”.

As Dad arrived at the hotel, he drove past a big canal filled with slow moving green water. The canal had a jogging path along side of it. He had brought his running shoes and shorts for just such an opportunity.

Dad checked in, but had to wait a bit before he could hit the trail. It was over 90 degrees, and just coming from wintery weather in Seattle, Dad did not want to risk overheating by suddenly trying to run in Phoenix heat.  He could imagine himself undergoing spontaneous combustion just from going outside in that heat.  So he waited.  Read More…