Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lightening can ruin your day

Monday was day one of my Chicago Marathon training. That would make today day three, and the day of my first tempo run.

Last night I went to bed at 11:30 and set my alarm for 6:45 with high hopes of being able to get up early. I am not an early riser, nor am I a morning person. I typically rise around 8, and sometimes I sleep as late as 9. Basically I do not like to be rushed out of bed. I enjoy the slow process of waking and laying in bed until my body feels ready to tackle the day. With the intentions of getting up early to beat the predicted thunderstorms, I jet off to bed.

When my alarm went off at 6:45, and I reset it for 8. When the alarm went off again at 8 I got up, let the dogs out, and got ready to go to the gym to lift weights and set off on my tempo run. As I was out walking the dogs, it begun to rain with lightening soon to follow.

I try to keep myself optimistic when it rains and get out for my run anyways. I enjoy the feeling of the cool rain on my skin, and the soothing sound of the rain dancing on the pavement. But when you throw the lightening bolts that are large and close in sight, it makes me second guess about my safety. So this morning I opted to not to go out for my run, and instead I'm currently sitting on my couch.

Sometimes our plans cannot be set in stone and we have to be flexible. When safety can be compromised, it at times may be best to say tata for now to your running shoes.

Hopefully tomorrow will be lightening free!

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