We had another nice little storm last night. I always think its kind of eerie and fun when it’s dead calm outside and you hear the tornado sirens start up. I was talking to a coworker the other day about how neither of us have a healthy-enough fear of storms.
I lived very near the Texas gulf coast for a year (pre-spill, thankfully), and even during Hurricane Emily, when we were watching that giant red funnel rolling ashore in the wee hours of the morning, I was still only mildly concerned; and only then for my cat. (I didn’t even get the day off, because I worked at a TV station. Unfair!)
Anyway, last night’s storm was adequate, nothing special. The sky did turn all shades of bruise-yellow and green, but none of that “Auntie Em, I’ve gotta save Toto” stuff.
In my Borat voice: “Niiiice?”
[Climbs out of gutter]
In boring news, I had leftover barbecue chicken and slaw for lunch today, with some lettuce and hummus. Here’s a lousy picture:
The fluorescent lighting in my office makes everything look like cafeteria food. Meh. You know by now dear readers, that presentation means absolutely nothing to me.
More rain today.
Going to attempt something like a 2.5 mile run tonight. I’ve worn my orthotics for two full days in a row now without any pain or awkwardness, so I figure its about time to get back on that horse, so to speak (or quit beating that dead one).
I’ve got something like 21 weeks until marathon time and even though I estimate I’ll only need 16 to do the bare minimum training not make a total ass of myself, it’d be nice if I even could run a mile right now without this awkward, lopsided gimpy gait.
What was your worst race ever? What would you have done differently in training if you could go back?
Okay friends, have a good one. Someday I’ll be interesting again, I promise.
P.S. I thought Sunday was Father’s Day and I left my dad this dorky message on the machine only to learn several days hours later that it was not, in fact, Father’s Day. Call you again this weekend, Dad! Love you!
(Blog post title inspired by Faron Young, Hello Walls)