Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lightning run.

When you're a runner, the weather matters. You need to know what's coming to best prepare for your runs and races -- what to wear, how much to drink, when to run (or not), etc., etc.

Yesterday, I should have paid a little more attention.

It was hot. And humid. And then there were storms. And, of course, one big ol' storm rolled in right when Owen got home, my regular running time. So, instead of heading out for a run I made a quick dinner and we ate early and I figured I would run after putting the baby to bed.

Which is what I did. But before heading out, I checked the radar and it appeared to me that I had an approximately 30-40 minute window before another storm would roll in. So out I went.

I made it about a mile in to my run when the sky went black, I heard thunder and started to see some lightning.

Yeah, I turned right around and ran as fast as I could, fingers crossed that I could out-run the lightning. So, what had started out as an easy run on the schedule turned into a little less than 2 miles of speed work. Fast speed work. Fast, uphill speed work.

And still, I got pelted by sheets of rain and some hail.

I really need to fix my treadmill. Sigh.

In other news, I had a little playdate party for Conal's birthday on Monday. It was a lot of fun. I kept going with the Dinosaur Train theme, per his request. I pretty much called upon every ounce of creativity that I have for the decorations and the cake. Since I'm more of less lacking in the creativity department, I was pleased with the results. Here's some of my handiwork:

Dinosaur Train characters welcomed the kids.

Dinosaur Train cake!

Yay for 4!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day, everyone!

~ Felice


Marlene said...

Yikes, glad you made it home in time. Definitely not fun to be stuck out in that!

Diana said...

Glad you made it out of there! I'd have been freaked out.

Happy birthday to Conal :) You did a great job!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

What a great cake - love those rocks! Sorry about the treadmill, but it wouldn't have been as exciting if you'd run on it instead!

Michelle said...

I have been hitting the treadmill a lot lately. I can't stand running in bad weather. It freaks me out

J said...

Super scary! I hate being out in thunderstorms - I much prefer being in my house while watching the storm!

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