Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Weather Roller Coaster Continues

This is what I feel like today. Tired. Worn Out. Exhausted. Done.

Today did not go as planned. Friday's weather was VERY springlike - beautiful, sunshine, light breeze and 80 degree weather. We took Roscoe for a long walk around the neighborhood. Lot's of dogs and kids were out playing. You really would have thought it was spring.

But sometime in the middle of the night, a cold front blew in. I knew from the news that it was going to, and I was prepared to get up early this morning and run my 18 miler in the cold weather. Last night, I laid out all my clothes - my under armour, my gloves, my ear cover, etc. What I wasn't expecting was the wind.

I got up this morning a little before 6am and let Roscoe out to do his business. When I opened the door to let him out, all I could hear was the wind howling! And the trees were swaying like crazy. I decided to consult my trusty little friend called According to that the wind gusts were 15-30 mph. Ugggh!! Not only cold, but a VERY strong wind as well. I can do cold and I can do windy, but the combination of the two is not fun. I thought about it a little and then checked again to see what the afternoon looked like. It looked like the wind would die down to 10-15 mph gusts later in the afternoon, so I decided to wait and do my run later. I got on the couch with Roscoe and we both fell asleep.

I got up when the rest of the family got up. Then I went to Dalton's soccer practice. His team breaks into smaller teams for 3v3 tournaments, and several of them qualified for the national championships. That will be in Orlando this coming weekend. At the Wide World of Sports complex. So Dalton and I are heading to Orlando Friday. (Madison and daddy are staying home). I wanted to go to the practice to make sure I wasn't missing any important information.

After practice, we headed home for some lunch and then headed out to an adoption day to check out a dog we had seen online. He was there and he was cute!!! He's a little rat terrrier mix of some sort and is about 10 weeks old. They don't do same day adoptions, so we came home and filled out an online application. We'll see what happens. Our only concern is that he is a he. We really wanted to get a female for Dalton since Roscoe is a he. But, I think if we are approved, we can do a "meet and greet" before actually deciding. I'll keep you posted.

Then we came home and I got on my running clothes and headed out. It was still cold and still windy and the wind just sucked all my energy out of me. I made it about 3 miles before deciding I'd go home and do what I could on the treadmill. By the time I got home, I had gone 4.5 miles. I only needed 13.5 on the treadmill to get in my 18. I didn't even make a mile before I felt like I couldn't go any further. So, I started a run/walk combo thinking I'd finish that way. But it just wasn't in me. I made it 2.5 miles and called it quits. I got 7 in for the day and that's all folks! Not what I expected.

The good news is that I can chill the rest of the evening and see what tomorrow brings. I'll be lucky to get in a run tomorrow though because we have a meeting at church at noon and then we start dog obedience classes for Roscoe at 2:00. I'm kind of disappointed, though, because we don't get to take him tomorrow and I'll be in Orlando during next week's lesson so my husband will get to take him to that. Can't wait to see what they say.


Grandma J said...

That Roscoe is so cute! Looks like he knows how to settle in and make himself at home. I wouldn't worry about having two male dogs. Female dogs are very bossy, and the smaller the bossier I think.

The weather is very weird here too. below freezing in the morning, hot in the afternoon. I litterly walk outside on my back porch before getting dressed every day.

Good luck to Dalton in Orlando. That sports complex is beautiful.

Grandma J said...

Geesh, I meant literally. My diet is freezing my brain.

Busy Bee Suz said...

you and your should call yourself the runn...oh, never mind you knew that. :)
I love Roscoe all spread out on the comfy couch...he is NO dummie.

We have had some great softball tourneys at the Wide World of will like the weather...very mild. :)

Good luck on the new pup....can't wait to see what the "big" dog will think of a smaller one. You know those boxers...they are all "paws" on other dogs.
Take care,

Missy said...

I feel like Roscoe right it bad to go lay on the couch at 9am?! It's good you didn't push the run. I'm conviced it's a sign - from your body or the gods that it wasn't going to be good. Best to head to the house.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

74 and no wind here....great for a run...but 2 miles is all this blogger could go!

Roscoe is so cute. Boxers really are the best :)

Shauna said...

Sorry about the crazy weather. I'm back to running at the indoor track, which is not fun, but much better than the wind and cold (and ice). I feel your pain. :)

Frasypoo said...

Thats a long running day!Do you take naps?My husband makes fun of me when I do!
JRT's are so much fun.I hope you find one.We rescued Frasier too.

Frasypoo said...

Are you doing the Disney race?
Cool.I am doing the Princess half marathon in March