I’ve been foolish enough to be relying on the weathermen to help me schedule my long runs. They’ve be predicting thunderstorms and rain for several days and… nothing. It’s sunny out. But the sky has that ominous tint to it that threatens maybe a storm, so I’ve stuck to treadmill shorter workouts. I’m trying to determine if I want to run a 5k race tomorrow morning, but the forecast looks bad. Plus, I still would like to do a 7 mile run Sunday, but every other forecast predicts 0% rain or 80% chance. Wtf. Annoying.
I suppose I could suck it up and run in the rain, but I’m trying out brand new Newton Distance running shoes and I don’t want to mess them up so soon.
I’m kind of procrastinating getting to the gym today. I had a tough workout week, but in a good way. I’m still kind of tired and a tad sore. However, I did learn a lot about my ability to rebound from a strenuous workout, which should prove valuable for endurance events.
Last night I went to a Team in Training meeting for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I’m pretty sure I want to sign up, but the events they are recruiting for right now don’t fit my schedule. I’d love to start training now and not wait for their winter recruiting, so we’ll see what they let me do. Of course, the fact that they do their group workouts on Saturday mornings at 7:00 am in a park 45 minutes from my house is not my favorite idea. But I do think working with a team would be fun and beneficial.
I’ll end this post with a nicer tribute to the weather with some pictures from my garden.