Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Umm...can you pick me up at the hospital?"

Okay, I wasn't quite dumb enough to open with that line when I called my husband because I didn't want to incite panic, but that was the general gist of it.

As y'all know, the weather has been crazy all over the south and today was more of it. I feel terrible for all the people who have lost loved ones or their homes by tornadoes the past couple weeks. There have been tornado sightings, but luckily no one in our county has been hurt.

By this evening though, all the tornado watches were off and it looked like a pretty, clear evening for a run. My husband even gave me his blessing- which I was surprised to receive.

I looped around town, dodged a few dogs, and was having a great time until I got about a mile from home and saw storm clouds billowing in the not-too-far-off distance. Normally, I'd just roll along and brace to get wet, but I knew that wasn't the very most responsible thing to do today.

So, I ducked in the nearest building- the hospital- and hunted around until I found someone who let me call my husband to come pick me up.

I felt like a teenager having to call home and admit they've been drinking, asking for forgiveness and a ride. Luckily, my husband played the role of the relieved parent- glad that I'd had chosen the responsible choice in the end. He picked me up out of the visitor's parking lot and I had to settle for 2.5 miles today.

Which leaves me with 2 days left in April and 10.5 miles to go to reach 100! I was already planning to do 5 on Saturday and I think I'll break tomorrow up into 2 short runs- one morning and one evening. (Does that still qualify as tapering?) I can't remember the last time I got 2 runs in one day, so make sure I follow through!


  1. What I want to know is did it actually start raining or could you have finished your run?

  2. It sprinkled, but I definitely could have finished. I was more concerned about the possibility of tornadoes. And the possibility of my husband scolding me for running when there was the possibility of tornadoes.

  3. I thought at first you hurt yourself! Glad it was just a "come pick me up" call and not anything else! lol

  4. A lot of us crazy runners often try to call Mother's natures bluff. Usually it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Glad you were ale to get a ride home. That's not really fun place to be hanging out.

    That was a valiant attempt though! Smart decision to cut it short.