Let’s Talk about the Weather

No..like literally..let’s talk about the weather.  How bizarre has it been in February?  That groundhog called for more winter and man did mother nature deliver.

Now, I haven’t truly experienced the brunt of the snowpocolypse that has occured in the past 30 days because I live in South Carolina.  We’ve had cold and rainy, but no snow.  I’m sure those of you that live in the north are thinking of how fortunate I am, but as someone who is more of a summer than a winter…I don’t see fortune.  For us, if it snows decently, we pretty much shut down.  This means I can work from home, stay in my pj’s and drink coffee and hot chocolate while snuggling up with my hubby and the stinker (aka my adorable furbaby – Yota).

No snow, means going out in miserably cold and rainy conditions and no one ever wants to do that.  So…mother nature, if we are going to keep with this cold thing..can you toss some of the white stuff our way..and make it stick.  Otherwise..let’s warm it up a bit.

Speaking of warming it up though…next week we are supposed to get up to 78 degrees! Beautiful right..but it look at all that rain.  Can Spring just arrive already?

 

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While I know talking about the weather isn’t the most exciting topic..I’m kind of a nerd in that I OBSESS over the weather.  I check the daily/weekly/10 day and radar maps several times a day.   Maybe I’m hoping for a different outcome..although..that’s feeling a little close to the definition of insanity.  So..what about you.  Is there anyone out there that feels as passionately about the weather as I do?  Let me know in the comments below and we can obsess together.  

Let’s Start Over

By starting over..I mean this week.  It’s been crazy insane all week.  Starting with Monday morning.  

Tomorrow, July 4th, Andy and I are running the Born in the U.S.A. 4 miler here in town.  This is the longest distance either of us has raced and I have yet to run 4 miles outside.  I’ve done it on the treadmill, but not outside.  So needless to say my confidence is still a little lacking.  So I decided I was going to do one more good run Monday morning on the treadmill just to keep my confidence up and feel good about the impending distance.  I don’t want to say it was a mistake, but I probably shouldn’t have done it.  Within a half hour after that run, my legs ached like crazy, both shins were miserable and all of sudden my heel/ankle/foot hurt almost to bad to walk.  This was not good.  So I’ve been icing, resting, etc since then and I’m just praying that it doesn’t hurt during the run.  The pain comes and goes, mostly after I’ve been sitting for a long period of time.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

On top of stressing about the run on Thursday, work has been chaotic.  If  anything could go wrong this week it has.  I feel like it’s been a week of dealing with problems and working long hours. 

And..it’s been raining all week.  I love rain, but not right now.  I sell new homes, and when it rains..that typically means these homes aren’t being built.  I have 3 homes closing this month, and 2 of them have stone accents on the exterior that can’t be put up when it’s wet out.  This means they are being delayed until it stops raining…rain rain go away! 

SO I know this came across as really just a complaining session, but I feel like I needed it.  On the upside, we sold a house this week and I’m running 4 miles tomorrow.  Wish me luck! 

What are you’re plans for the 4th?  Do you have to work or are you off?  I’d love to hear from you! 

 

Wisconsin…Milwaukee..Rain..Brewers..Day3

Today was our last full day in Wisconsin.  We have a 6:11am flight (ct) in the morning and have to be at the airport by 5am basically.  We had debated just sleeping in the airport, but decided to get an inexpensive hotel room instead.  I definitely feeling that it was worth it.  We are exhausted.  Let me start with this morning.

We had to be at the track by 7am because of early meetings and an early warm-up time.  We woke up to a cloudy morning.  As we made our way to the track…the rain started coming down.  From there it did nothing but pour for about the next 4 hours.  The track was soaked, but our actual enduro race wasn’t until 1pm.  So we skipped the warm-up (as most people did) and then decided to skip qualifying (which worked out well because they ended up canceling qualifying due to lightening).  The rain was supposed to stop around 11am and that would give the track a good amount of time to dry out some.  Around 10:45 the rain let up and we saw blue sky.  We had high hopes of being able to race.  That lasted about 30 minutes before it started to rain again.  So we looked up the radar on our phone and sure enough…there was another system of storms coming through…they weren’t going to be finished for at least another 2 hours.  That is when the decision was made to not run the enduro race.  So we packed up and headed out.

Andy and I drove into Milwaukee and decided to go to a Brewer’s baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  We had a great time and it was very relaxing.  It seems that baseball games go by so slow on tv, but in person…they fly by! We weren’t really cheering for either team, but it was still a lot of fun to be in the spirit that everyone had for their teams.  There are some great pics below and the whole package is on facebook.

After the game, Andy and I drove all around Milwaukee…hung out by Lake Michigan and in general just spent some time enjoying our last little bit of free time before heading back to work and school.  We had dinner at a great little seafood restaurant on the river in downtown Milwaukee and then came here to the hotel.  Overall..we are just beat from the weekend I think.  It will be good for us to get a few hours of real sleep.  6am flights are the worst…for me at least, I prefer a late night flight.  Have you ever dealt with an early morning flight and what are your thoughts on them?