Wednesday, July 17, 2019

change of plan

The absolute cheapest and easiest option for me for dealing with my building's planned blackout this coming weekend is simply to sleep through the blackout. I don't normally go to sleep at 11:30 p.m., though, so that might be problematic. And with the blackout, I won't have air conditioning, so it'll be an uncomfortable sleep at best.

I mention this stay-at-home option because I took a longish walk last night and ended up with a very achy right foot. This has been happening more and more frequently, and it's not because I'm gaining weight: my weight has been stable for the past few months. I suspect it's my poor shoes, which I've managed to walk to death since I purchased them in Virginia last summer. It's been a whole year, which means hundreds upon hundreds of miles of walking, despite not doing a cross-country trek. So I need to get a new pair of New Balance walkers, and I might also want to see a podiatrist about orthotics.

As was true during my 2017 walk, the ache in my feet tends to go away while I'm walking. It returns in force, though, once I stop and rest: the pain flares up, and the mere act of walking across my apartment becomes a chore.

So I don't think I'm going to attempt the round-trip walk to Bundang and back. I might still decide to train out somewhere and sleep in a hotel overnight, just to have access to A/C. But that means money, and I'm trying not to spend myself dry this year, given that I'm on the final lap of paying down my scholastic debt.

I'll make a decision within 48 hours, but right now, I'm leaning toward suffering through a night without air conditioning. It's only a single night.


  1. I'm not sure if I'm just getting acclimated to the heat or what, but I tend to use my fans more than my a/c. Luckily, there is no fan death in the Philippines!

  2. I'd love to use my fan if I can't have A/C, but thanks to the planned power outage...



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