Thursday, June 23, 2011

A reason to NOT run in the morning

The last two mornings, my running plans have been foiled because of thunderstorms!  I love a good thunderstorm, just not one that rolls in at 4:30am when I am about to wake up for my run.


Yesterday I had a wedding meeting after work so I just scrapped my run and called it a rest day.  But today I need to get out for a run after work.  It has been 48 hours since my last run and I miss it!


I have two weather apps on my phone and they both told me that thunderstorms were in the area this morning.  I took it as a sign to get 45 more minutes of sleep.

It is tough when mother natures gets in the way of my runs, but I guess that is why it is good to be flexible and rearrange plans.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

what a bummer about the thunderstorms! I hope everything works out today so you can get out there!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I was planning on runnign this morning, too, and had to cancel due to a thunderstorm as well. I have plans after work so I guess today will be rest day and I will have to re-shuffle things around to get my runs in. So annoying! The weather has been sort of crappy here lately as we've had SO many t-storms!

Amy said...

Too bad! I hope the weather cooperates for you after work!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Bummer about the thunderstorms, i always consult a second weather website too, just to be sure!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

I have the same two weather apps on my phone. I wake up and check both. If they both say bad conditions, I usually ignore them and go out, anyway, only to turn around and go back home within a mile. (Yes, I'm smart that way).

Marlene said...

The craziest thunderstorm woke me up in the night and I was worried I'd have to skip the run (although sleeping in sounded alright...) Luckily it had cleared up before the alarm went off.

Laura said...

I hear you ... the weather hear has been nutzo. We are just now getting hit with a huge storm...kind of scary actually.

Suzy said...

Bummer you haven't been able to get your morning runs in. However, extra sleep is never a bad thing.

marathonmaiden said...

i'll second the extra sleep being good comment :)

usually most t-storms here crop up right around the time i leave for work so it's weird to me that they're foiling your am runs!

Laura said...

So annoying but I'm thirding the extra sleep being a good thing!

destination262 said...

Oh that is crazy to have thunderstorms in the early morning! And I have to say, that all this wedding crazy stuff has started to mess with my after work runs too. I need to learn to be a morning runner and get my runs in early. LOL!

Nicole said...

ahhhhhh stupid thunderstorms! perfect sleeping weather though!

TwentySixandThenSome said...

Oooh! I hope you enjoyed them...I kind of love 'em and haven't heard one in so long!

Monika C. said...

Bummer about the rain but extra sleep rocks! Hope the afternoon cleared up for you.

Molly said...

ugh, thunderstorms scare the heck out of me. Hope you got to run over the weekend!

Yolanda said...

Flexibility is a good thing!