Sunday, October 11, 2009


It got above 30 this morning, so I wrapped up and went for a short ride. I rode reasonably well (for me) and was warm enough. When I finished, I put on a jacket, turned on the heat in the car, came home and jumped in a hot shower. Then I put on long johns, a shirt, another shirt, and sweat pants. I ate a hot lunch.

And when I sat down to grade in the heated house in front of my little space heater, within about ten minutes, I was shivering. Blah. It's hard to focus on grading when you're shivering.

I don't know why I'm so cold. I don't think I'm getting sick (I biked and felt good and rode reasonably well for me and I don't think I would have felt good and ridden that well if I were sick). And I don't feel sick.

I don't know how to face being cold for the next six months.


  1. I don't know if this is the case with you, but I feel colder in the fall than I do in the winter, because it takes me a while to adjust to the cold weather and to cold weather riding. Riding in the 50s feels chilly now, but in January, a ride in the 50s will feel incredibly warm (if I'm lucky enough to get that weather!). I hope you warm up.

  2. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Dorothy has a point: I feel much colder for the first few weeks of the winter weather than I do when it's even colder (it was 18 degrees when I woke this morning; it's now a relatively balmy 45 degrees and sunny). I'm impressed you biked anyway!

  3. I'm sorry. I remember that winter, and there's no denying it -- it's COLD. Maybe some hot tea or cocoa would help.