Saturday, December 01, 2007


sailors take warning, meaning a storm is coming. That old saying, I'm sure some of you have heard. I learned it from my grandmother, and it comes back to me whenever I see red skies in the morning.

For the most part, I think it rings true. And with a winter storm warning looming ahead for later today, I wasn't surprised to see red skies this morning.

It is 14 degrees out right now, "feels like 1" the weather report says. I'm thinking just this once that I will do my long run on the treadmill. I know that means about 1 1/4 hours of complete and utter madness and boredom, but I just can't bring myself to go outside, where the snow we got yesterday still coats the streets and sidewalks around my house, now having turned to ice because of the extreme cold temps. I have gotten used to the cold; its the ice I don't want to deal with. I have had one too many falls on ice over the years, and with one "invalid" right now in the house, we don't need two!

Actually, the weather west of us looks MUCH worse right now. Sorry you guys are getting this mess too!
What will really make the evening interesting, when the snow and ice is predicted to hit, is going out to a concert (Trans Siberian Orchestra), with Don on crutches. We are already going to have to switch over to handicap seating, since I already had the tickets when this came up. I'll let you know how it goes!


Eric said...


The weather sure is a comin'.

So when you are resting inside away from the cold you can play tag......but you're it.

5 random things about yourself...go.

Flo said...

Okay, that's it, you win. I would tolerate some really cold weather if I could see TSO live. I absolutely adore them but for some reason they never come to Hawaii. Them or Mannheims Steamroller. Hmmm.... Wonder why??? Have fun and be very careful in that weather.

bunnygirl said...

Wow. You're welcome to come stay with us! 76 degrees right now and humid.

jeanne said...

Feels like "1"???? I've yet to see that on accuweather for these parts. i see, "feels like 38" and i start to freak and then never fail to overdress.

I think you made the right choice with the treadmill!

and my kid was just talking about going to see the trans siberian orchestra. Good luck with navigating that. i hope your seats are even better than before.

WADDLER26.2 said...

I think we lucked out. Mainly rain here in chicago. I hit the treadmill also.

Have a good time at the concert. They are great.

Marcy said...

Good luck on that run indoors! I don't know which is more evil, the freezing cold or the boredom of the rat wheel LOL

See Zanne Run said...

growing up on the east coast and spending time on sailboats - i am quite familiar with the saying & totally think its true!

i think we've gotten the rain part of your storm. i'd rather have the snow.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

That is me in Des Moines getting covered in ice!