Do it anyway …

I DID NOT wake up before my alarm this morning. I was SO tired. I DID NOT want to run. My legs felt like LEAD. They were literally DRAGGING. My back hurt and so did my shin. OUCH. I was COLD. It also started sprinkling. And then the wind kicked up. That’s when I AM COLD turned into I AM FREEZING TO DEATH. At no point this morning was I feeling like I GOT THIS. It was more like I DEFINITELY DON’T GOT THIS. But, you do what you gotta do.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you do it anyway!!!

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Windchill …

There is something that I don’t think that I completely understood until I started running seriously again in my 30s. When my runs became longer and earlier. I think living in Southern California also seemed to lessen its’ impact so it wasn’t really an issue. But I am definitely aware of it now. And days like today, it courses right through me!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you avoid the windchill!!!

Demons, psychopaths and werewolves …

Libs and I are early risers. I woke up at 4:30 this morning and needed to do a few things before I went on my run. Libs woke up about 30 minutes later and asked me if I had already gone running. I told her no that it was too early but that I would head out now that she was up. She said she thought I had already left because she heard a noise outside. She said that it sounded like someone was walking around in the flowers in front of the house and then she heard a tapping on the window. She said that she thought it was me or the wind. I don’t normally run around in our flowers so I got a giggle out of that one. But what concerned me was that THERE WAS NO WIND. I immediately looked outside and saw nothing. I was completely weirded out about going on my run at this point but I left anyway. Maybe it’s because Halloween is just around the corner, but I was utterly convinced that I was going to experience something unpleasant.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t see a demon, a psychopath or a werewolf!!!

A blustery day …

It was absolutely gorgeous here this morning. Sunny and clear. The weather crisp. It was PERFECT. I was really looking forward to my morning run.

And then … WIND.

This is not just a little wind. It is THUNDEROUS wind. It seems to have come out of nowhere and doesn’t appear to be passing any time soon. HOLY MOLY!

Well, I hope you all have a BLUSTERY DAY!!!

Predicting Mother Nature …

I always watch our weather diligently. We go a lot of different places and wear a lot of different hats around here so I need to know what’s coming at us. And since I basically spend my days trying to avoid being cold, it works for me. HA! Basically I plan our days around weather patterns. Which is pretty funny because we live in Southern California where we usually only get varying degrees of WARM. Every once in a while we get some off-the-wall weather for us. Like winter weather actually IN WINTER. Whoda thunk?!?! It’s happening right now too and it has me checking my weather app more. Which has proved to be absolutely confusing. I never realized just how much our weather patterns change.

Rain, wind, cold.

No, now it’s cold, sun and rain.

No wait, now it’s just going to be sunny and cold.

It changes so much that I’ve just been keeping an array of different cloths and accessories in my car and by our front door. We leave the house “layered” and remove clothing as needed. I think I’ve got a handle on it now. But wait … let me check my weather app again. Darn.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t try to predict Mother Nature!!!

Born free …

Running in the wind is hard. Running in the wind and heat is even harder. But there is something primal about it. It’s got to be the closest feeling I’ll ever have that mimics an animal running in the wild. I might look more like a chihuahua running across a gated dog park. But I sure feel like a cheetah running top speed in the African grasslands!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel BORN FREE!!!

Something strange (in my tree) …

So, it was super windy here today. And guess who found a tent in their tree after brunch this afternoon? You guessed it. That would be me. A tent. In my tree. I gotta say that this is a first. And is it me, or is this very Dr. Seuss ish? Regardless, this one is going to have me laughing for a long long time.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you see something strange!!!