Saturday, March 12, 2011

Failure to Plan is Planning for Failure- unless you're planning around the weather because your plans will change.

On Wednesday, my friends, I established Saturday of this week to be my long run day. 12 miles. Crazy, I know. I had to prepare for it. On my long run days I have to prepare very well. I have to be sure I have enough time for my food to digest, but not too much time so that I'm hungry right before the run. Also, I have to have time to hydrate and let the water settle so that I don't have a water belly (I hate that feeling). I knew that I wanted to get my run finished early today and so I planned my time out like this:

(*Times are all in the AM)
Wake up at 5:45- Eat breakfast

6-7:15- drink lots of water!
7:25- take ibuprofen (not too much water though)
7:30- get dressed, warm up and stretch
8:00 head out the door

I set my alarm for 6 because waking up in the 5 o'clock hour on a Saturday is pushing it, really. I rolled out of bed at 6:04. Made some peanut butter toast at 6:15, grabbed a water bottle and stared my computer up.

I looked out the window and noticed a suspicious amount of dark clouds.

This is not what the weather had in mind yesterday. . .

I checked (you know, the most reliable weather website) and it said the stupidest thing I had seen in a long time:

"32 degrees and stupid rain all stinkin' day because we don't want you to run"

Something to that effect, well that's how I saw it at least.

Seriously?! I planned this 3 days in advance and you're telling me, the day of, that it is going to rain?, this is getting out of hand. Please, don't let it rain today!

For those of you who live in Provo, Utah, you know that when it says it's going to rain all day it doesn't. and if it says that it will be cold, it will be. Further more, if you check the weather the night before expecting everything to go as planned, it won't.Because you know why? the weather demons are out to get us, you know. They don't want us to be out in God's beautiful world enjoying the blue skies and Utah construction.

I am going on strike against these demons! I'm going to go out into the "rainy weather" and conquer a 12 mile run (only because now, an hour later than when I first looked out the window, the clouds are parting and I can see the sunlight). That'll teach them that they can no longer mess with my weather!

This morning when I logged on to my computer, she kept freezing up and I would have to turn her off. This happened twice before I decided to use the Hubber's computer. I don't have any pictures from the last day or so on this computer so unfortunately I don't have anything pretty for you to look at. Please come back later today and I should have something sweet for you!

I hope you have a fabulous Saturday. Let me know if you have fun plans! I might join you because, well, after my run my apartment is due for some TLC (Tedious, Long, Cleansing).

Not Fun.

P.S. I love you.


  1. sigh. twelve mile runs. though they can be painful, they're absolutely worth it. I'm currently on the mend from a messy stress fracture, so I'm living vicariously through your running. I've been out since January--hoping to get back in the game around April. I'd run in the cold and rain at this I hope you rocked it on my behalf ;) I'm going to be TLC-ing today though too! Have a great weekend! xoxo {av}

  2. i dont understand this whole waking up early and running thing....

  3. WOW that is an awesome goal to have to go running! I am not someone who could do that, but i wish I was!! hey the details about the blog party are on my blog if you still want to come!

  4. I'm a brand new follower! :) Found you through Carrie at God, Grace and Grits! :) LOVE your blog!! :) Can't wait to read more!
    Beth :)