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Friday, August 15, 2008

Boring Friday

I ended up skipping the friend's BBQ that I had originally planned on attending this evening. I didn't really have a valid reason, except that I just felt like hanging out at home by myself. Not totally like me, but there are days, not a lot but a few, where I just don't feel like socializing and I just want to stay at home by myself. Jerry went, but Scooter and I decided to chill at home.

Anyway, I figured it would also give me the chance to delay my planned run for nightfall when the temps would cool some (it was 100 here today with 52% humidity -- not pleasant), and I set out for a planned 5 miler at about 8 o'clock. A half mile in, I noted some lightning off in the distance but figured it was, well, in the distance. But just before I hit the first mile, I saw a bolt of lightning that lit up the sky, and then seconds later felt the reverberations of its thunder.

That was it for me. I went another tenth so I could round out the mile, and then I booked it home. All the while, the sky was ablaze with streaks of lightning and the rumbling of thunder echoed all around me. So instead of 5, I just got 2 in. Kinda disappointing, but I was thinking it was for the best since I didn't get struck down by lightning and all, but now I'm sitting here looking out the window, and there's no rain. No more lightning. Yeah, I can hear some distant thunder, but what happened there? The way it was looking, I thought for sure the heavens were going to open up and pour. Mother Nature tricked me!

Oh well. I'm gonna go read now and then flip on the Phelp-mipcs (those are two words that don't blend into one so well): I think he swims again this evening around 10 or 11. Anyone catch Nastia Luikin's gold medal performance last night? I stayed up past midnight to finish it, but she was awesome. Love those gymnastics. And what about those Chinese gymnasts? They have to be 13 for sure. No way is that He Kexin 15 going on 16. I read an editorial today that said the IOC should do a formal investigation into the ages of at least two of those athletes, and I thought the writer made some very valid, very persuasive points.

Sorry...I digress...hope everyone enjoys their Friday, Olympics or no Olympics!

11 comments:

Wes said...

Rain schmain. If its lightning, get yo ass in doors :-)

AnthonyP said...

I love Fridays ! Enjoy your weekend.

Lily on the Road said...

Right on Wes...

Isn't great when you can just chillax on your own and not have to justify it? Love that feeling.

Ted said...

WTH? 100 degrees with high humidity. Ewww... makes me feel like I am inside a greenhouse. It was smart of you to seek shelter if you hear a thunder! You don't want to take chance! They say you have more chance of getting hit by a lightning then to win a lottery.

mcm mama said...

I would have turned around too. Then again, with that heat and humidity, I probably would not have been out there in the first place LOL.

Glad you had a nice quiet evening (and man, was that race of Phelps' amazing!)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Never mess with lightning. You won't win.

Did you watch Phelps. Man o man that was intense. .01 seconds different all based on the touch. intense!

MN Mom said...

Days at home just chilling are so few and far between so I understand when the idea hits you and you just have to do it.

Jamoosh said...

Verily, the Running Gods are never impressed when you run when lightning is all around. You will be rewarded.

Carly said...

I love days to just relax and do what I want to do....even if it means skipping a social event or two.

Good job getting 2 miles done. Lighting scares the pants off me.

Viv said...

Phelpmipics...good one! I could not hold on too late for the gymanastics. everyone needs some me time enjoy it before the semester starts.

Shannon said...

Yes, awesome! Though I cheated by taping it and watching it the next morning. :)