On Tuesday, it was pouring when I left work, but luckily the storm passed and the sun was out when I got home and I was able to have a nice, dry run.
Yesterday I was not so lucky.
Even though I was working from home and could have gone for a run at any time, I waited until evening so I could run with the F’N Runners. Even though rain was predicted. We’ve run in rain before, so no biggie. Just wear a hat and a jacket.
The weather earlier in the day was beautiful. Unseasonably warm, sunny, and breezy. Great running weather! Instead I went to yoga class and then stayed indoors, working on my laptop. Then it rained around 5pm. And the temperature started dropping.
When I left the house shortly after 6pm, there was lighning.
This doesn’t look good.
A few miles from home, it started raining. Then pouring. Like, crazy pouring. Like, I-can-barely-see-the-road pouring.
I pulled into a parking lot, and of course my phone was in my trunk with my running bag, so I had to dart into the rain to get it. Stepping in a puddle on the way. I checked my phone, saw a missed call from Kelly, my usual Thursday night running partner. I called her back, and she told me we should cancel tonight’s run.
Probably a good idea.
Some of the others from the group were meeting at a gym to still get in a workout. Since I’m working from home again today, I decided to just head home and run in the morning. (Or afternoon. Whatever.) Tomorrow will also be perfect fall running weather. Seasonable.
So instead of my usual Thursday night group run, I spent my evening helping my husband make dinner (sort of) and watching the first three episodes of BBC’s Pride & Prejudice. (Talk about first world problems.) And eating a ton of Halloween candy. Thrilling, no?
And every post needs a picture, so …
Maybe Pinterest will tell me how to make a centerpiece out of these.
Also, I keep really weird hours when I work from home. I stay up late at night (it’s almost 1am as I write this), catching up on work emails. That way I can sleep in without an alarm the next day and hopefully no one notices (or gives me crap). It’s a nice change of pace from the days I do go to the office, when my alarm starts going off at 4:45am. If you don’t have a set time that you have to be up in the morning, do you stay up late for no good reason?
Also, and this is equally as random, I changed my ringtone for text messages to “evil laugh.” It’s hilarious, but I keep forgetting, so it kind of freaks me out whenever I get a text. Then I realize what it is, and it makes me laugh.
This is one of my most favorite internet videos ever. This and Keyboard Cat. And Nyan Cat.