Saturday, April 24, 2010

This runner will be blowin' in the wind

Mother Nature is out of control.

Today it rained. All day. I don't really enjoy running in the rain. So I opted to move my 11-mile run to Sunday, when the weatherman says it's only supposed to rain in the morning. He also said it would be a bit windy. Which made me cringe.

I didn't realize how windy he was talking about though.

Then I read this bulletin from my friends at the National Weather Service:
"...A wind advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a wind advisory. Northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 to 50 mph are likely ... The wind could cause some tree branches and wires to fall and cause local power outages."
Great. So unless I figure out a way to run only with the wind at my back (would that be in a southwesterly direction?) I might be blown to Oz. Or hit by falling tree branches or power lines. At this point, I'm thinking Mom and Dad's treadmill is looking a bit more safe. Of course there's always the hope that the weatherman is wrong, which has been known to happen.

But 11 miles on the treadmill? Ugh. Maybe I'll settle for another combination struggle against the wind and treadmill. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. That is assuming I haven't been blown off to the Land of Oz.


And on a non-running related note, I spent some time Saturday night playing around with my blog layout. How did it take me so long to discover Blogger in Draft? Seriously. Do you like the revamped Adventures of Badgergirl? Or should I keep tweaking it?


Nat said...

LOVE the new look! Okay, I don't know about blogger in draft either...hmm. I am supposed to bike a long ride today and it is still raining. You are right, mother nature needs to behave a little better!

Kristie said...

I definitely love this new look!

I feel you on the rain/wind dilemma. I had zero time to run yesterday and was going to do my long run today... well, when I woke up it was pouring rain and I could hear howling wind so I'm waiting for this afternoon and hoping the rain lets up. What I'm really hoping though is that when I run my race it isn't rainy or windy!! :)

teacherwoman said...

How was the 11 miler?! Did you do it outside?! I hate the wind!

I love the new look here!

Marlene said...

I definitely like the new look!

Hope you had a good run today. Hopefully the weather cooperated.