Three times is a charm (or close to a charm). Temperature was a little hotter on Wednesday afternoon, 109F (43C) and I started an hour earlier than Monday and Tuesday, so the sun was beating down on me nearly all the way around the hill. Although I felt as if I was dragging up each of the 3 major hills, I got around the 3 mile loop 30 seconds faster than Tuesday. Embolden by the improved performance, I set out for a second loop. However, less than a quarter mile into the second loop, the combined effect of high temperatures and 3 consecutive hill runs took its toll; my legs were getting real wobbly and that's a bad feeling. My quads were shot and HR racing, so I bagged the second lap for another day and walked back to my car
By providence, this turned out to be the right decision. When I got home, my daughters asked if I wanted to go out to dinner and were willing to wait until I cooled down and cleaned up. I was totally shocked after we finished dinner when my 19 year-old pulled out her debit card and paid for the meal. This is the first time any of my kids has ever sprung for a check. Amazing. I was so amazed that I treated them to a movie (Even Almighty) after dinner.
Hope all is going well.