6 3 miles easy / no Garmin
I stepped out the door a little before 6AM and thought it looked a little darker than usual. And everything had this yellow hue to it. Odd, but I kept running. Then I noticed some lightening but no thunder. Possible heat lightening? Although it hasn’t been too warm here. I continue my run but I’m a little nervous since it’s starting to get darker and darker. I’ll pretty much run in anything but thunder and lightening are a deal breaker.
Then I start making deals. Just a little bit further and then turn around. That will be 3 miles. You most likely won’t get hit by lightening. What are the chances? Then I start recalculating my weekly mileage in my head, trying to see where I can make up these 3 miles. Ugh, Sunday’s easy run is going to be a long one.
Then the thunder and wind pick up and it begins to rain. I hightail it home to avoid a lengthy blow dry if my hair gets too wet. Mon, Wed, and Thu (the days I go into the office) are shower-and-throw-your-sweaty-hair-in-a-ponytail days.
Have you ever been caught running in a thunderstorm? I did a few years ago and I was about 2 miles from home. It was pretty scary.
Ever rock the sweaty ponytail look? I could trademark it.
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I’m married to a pilot, so he has trained me to always check the radar before I leave the house for a run, so I’ve never been surprised. 🙂
I invented the sweaty ponytail.
Yes, at a softball game, and it was TERRIFYING!!! I know people who have been struck by lightening (two died) so I don’t mess…
when i played tennis in school, it was always soooo scary when a thunderstorm would roll in!!!
i see you’re a philly girl – i’m getting married at XIX in the hyatt this fall. nice to “meet” someone from my neck of the woods!
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I wouldn’t worry about making up the 3 miles. If you do you do, but skipping 3 miles isn’t gonna make or break your marathon. If anything, the easier day today is probably good for you!
But I do hate it when lightening interferes. I’ll run in anything, but lightening usually forces me to quit too.
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I would usually agree and say screw the 3 miles but this is the big week before the taper. I really, really want to make it to 55 miles. Anal, huh?
I voted again! 🙂
I understand the anal-ness. 🙂 I’d be trying to squeeze in the 3 miles too! But they really won’t make a difference!
ahhhh! scary about the storm. totally can relate to the throw your hair into a sweaty ponytail days…i am having that type of day today as well 🙂
Can you say fake shower? Some perfume, some straightening hair and u r good..yea I admit it. That is soo scary. It is totally lightening like crazy here now. Can’ t wait to meet you!
Only once was I caught in a pretty bad one, and I had my ipod on, which really made me freaked out that I would get struck by lightening. It was scary! I hate when my plans are derailed too, but don’t sweat it (heh), it won’t effect you in the long run. 🙂
Yikes! A thunderstorm is something that I don’t want to run through. I get too nervous. And I really wouldn’t worry about making up those extra 3 miles. I know you want to reach a certain number of miles this week, but 3 extra miles is not going to make a difference in your training.
And I voted! 🙂 Good luck!