My February Sunburn
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2005 Feb 19
The only significant news of the day is that I managed to get a sunburn this afternoon. After several cold days, the temperature warmed up into the low 40s this afternoon so I decided to take a bike ride. Last year I rode 3452 miles but so far this year I'm off to very slow start. Since coming back from China, I've hardly ridden at all. After several "draggy" days, I knew I needed to go for a long ride. Today I rode for an hour and half, from Oak Park, south into Berwyn, then through Riverside and west into Brookfield and finally to LaGrange. I had overdressed for the ride so I took off my three layers of head covering and kept riding. It felt great. When I got back home, I certainly was more relaxed. Several hours later, Marlene looked at me and said, "Are you mad?" "No." "Your face is very red." I looked in the mirror and realized that I have a sunburn. I think it's the first time I've ever gotten a sunburn in February. It's not much to report, but I'm happy about it, and I think it will be several more months before I get sunburned legs.
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