06/23 (Day 65)
The night had been a long one with the full moon shining down upon me. Early in my sleep I was sweating and hot under the blanket and rain fly that I had on me to protect me from mosquitoes but as the night wore on my body temperature dropped. Considering the challenges though, the night did pass fairly quickly.
I awoke at 7:30 still feeling very exhausted, but was unable to fall back asleep since my core body temperature was just a bit too low to be comfortable enough to lay still. I pulled myself from under the picnic table and covered my body in clothing to warm myself up. It was a pleasant and beautiful morning but wasn’t hot to start out. I sat at the picnic table writing and without having to wait for too long the sun warmed up my surroundings and my body. This was my queue to freshen up in the cool water of the lake. Another beautiful day lay ahead of me and although I was grateful for the heat that was to come I knew it would be a challenge to ride through the heat.