Pat ... suffice it to say, it's humid in Austin, TX. Phoenix has the dry heat, Austin is damp. We pride ourselves in our ability to sweat. We are a big running town and all you hear about year-round is hydration, hydration, hydration whether you're walking the dog or doing a 3 mile run around Ladybird Lake. Check out http://www.runtex.com
or http:://austin.about.com/od/running/Running.htm for a guide to running events or http://www.naturalgardeneraustin.com
for the best garden resource in Austin.