The downtown Y is getting a new roof, so it’s been surrounded with scaffolding the last couple of weeks. No one was working when I took this photo Friday…possibly because of the 103 degree temperatures?? On Saturday we hung out with some friends, and I think the heat was affecting all of us, including their dogs, who were particularly lazy that day. I think we might break the 1936 heat record of 39 days of 90+ degree temps.
The local Y is having a Mt. Everest challenge from February to mid-March. Different types of exercise are worth so many feet, and the goal is to “climb” to the summit. For example, 30 minutes of running is the equivalent of climbing 1000 feet. My personal goal was to reach the top within a month, and yesterday I made it! I’m flag number nine, and it looks like I’m about the tenth person to finish. I love reaching goals! I think I even get a free Y towel.
1/60 sec., F4.5, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (21 mm and 45 mm), no flash fired
This week’s photo assignment from the blog I follow, Digital-Photography-School.com, is “brand new.” Since the YMCA recently updated their branding, and everyone at the Y walks around with shirts that say “A Brand New Day,” I thought this was a perfect example.