Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Al Roker can beat me at one thing

I might be able to beat Al Roker at running (even pregnant), but he is probably much better at reading a weather radar map than me.

An ewok humping Al Roker's leg. This has nothing to do with the post except AWESOMENESS


When I was up at 5am this morning for one of my many nightly bathroom visits, I heard it raining outside but I was hoping for clear skies when I woke up so I could fit in an outdoor run before Faith's dance class. It was gloomy when we got up, but I thought I could still do it. I looked at Weather.com and it said "Cloudy" and the radar map didn't have any green blobs, so I got our stuff ready to go. As you can tell, I have a deep technical grasp of meteorology.

Despite the lack of green blobs on the radar map, it started raining during our run and I stupidly left the stroller weather shield at home. I normally always have it with me, but I took it out to lighten my load for the 5K a couple of weeks ago and forgot to put it back in. So I got to be Mother of the Year with her kid out in the rain, but at least it was warm and she thought it was hilariously fun.  I had to turn around early and only got 2ish miles down instead of 4.

Faith's second dance class was just as funny as her first one. I brought my camera, but forgot it in the car so I only have the picture of the face she makes when I make her leave the dance studio when the class is over:

I don't WANNA go home! I wanna DANCE!

I did brighten her day when I shared my latest pregnancy craving with her at lunch: Cookie Crisp!

Whole grains my ass, these are COOKIES!

Peanut appreciates my throwing arm even if Mommy yells at me.

My kid might have a future in softball because she has quite the throwing arm on her. She was able to peg the dog in the face with a piece of cereal, which if you're wondering...is HILARIOUS if you're a toddler.

Once I was done eating sugary cereal with the kid, I put her down for a nap and ran 5.3 miles on the treadmill to make it an even 7.5 miles for the day. I actually had a good run today. There is a lot to be said for taking a complete rest day (like yesterday) and I should probably do that more often. I'm not too quick on the uptake and have to learn lessons over and over again, so you'll probably hear me say "It turns out that rest days are a GOOD idea!" again at some point in the near future.

Dinosaurs: Also slow on the uptake 



Have you ever been caught in the rain because the weather forecast lied to you?

24 comments:

  1. The best part about having a dog is no matter what Faith throws at him, he'll eat it.

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  2. I got caught in that massive downpour yesterday morning with my parents. And then a chihuahua very aggressively humped my leg. Not as funny as an ewok, but much sharper nails.

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  3. How do you feel about honey nut cheerios? I've deemed them to be my miracle race food - nothing tastes better at 4:00 AM in the middle of a long trek. Though this post now has me wanting to try Cookie Crisp...

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    1. I'm very pro-Honey Nut Cheerios. It's one of the few cereals that I think taste better with milk.

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  4. weather.com sucks and i never trust it. like when it says there's no wind (this mostly bugs me in the winter when it's already cold) and you go outside and can barely run b/c of the headwind. fun.

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  5. listening to the weatherman to determine the weather is about as effective as watching googlemaps for the traffic report.

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  6. When is Faith's first recital? Is she cutting weight for her revealing costume? I NEED DETAILS. You're the worst Dance Mom ever.

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  7. I love hearing about your cravings. We got poured on once, but I think it is more east coast random summer thunderstorms. It was funny. We might have been yelling, "is that all you got!"

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  8. Luckily I looked outside before my run or I might still be stuck out there. My window is the best weatherman.

    Fruit loops without milk. Raisin Bran with. Okay and Lucky Charms either way.

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  9. Yup, just got caught about a week ago. The weird part was it was sunny at my house and pouring just a mile from my house. Unprepared but it was awesome! That cereal was awesome when I was a kid. Hmmm, maybe I should rethink this no kid thing.....you can have all kinds of awesome stuff!

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    1. There really are a ton of hidden perks.

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  10. I have the same trouble with the weather sometimes. If there are no green blobs then it shouldn't rain.

    Faith's grumpy face is so funny. The last picture with the dinosaurs was hilarious.

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  11. Al Roker is also better at attracting horny ewoks...so that's 2 things he can beat you at. Unless there is something you aren't telling us...

    I would love to see Faith's dance class. I used to teach gymnastics and dance to kids her age and little girls in tutus are pretty adorable.

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    1. My milkshake brings all the ewoks to the yard...

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  12. That first GIF leads to so many questions. The only thing that would make it better would be if Chewbacca joined in the humping.

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  13. I've gotten caught in the rain a lot. I don't mind it in the summer so much, but I could do without the chafing.

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  14. I've been caught in the rain, which is fine, it's getting caught in the thunderstorms that's a problem. Of course, that's usually because I ignore the forecast, not that it lied. LOVE Faith's face!

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  15. I never trust weather.com - they seem to get the forecast right less than 1/2 the time. Love Faith's expression in the car. PRICELESS!

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  16. Faith's expressions having always been priceless, and getting more so as she grows. Love the captions to the pictures, and the dinosaur cartoon at the bottom was cute.

    Hope your day goes well, with lots of fun !

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  17. Yes, I'm frequently caught in the rain and surprised. I don't know why I'm surprised. It's rainy season here which means every afternoon from 3:30-5:00 there's going to be some rain. I kinda like running in the rain though. It's cathartic or some shit like that.

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  18. I'm with Alyssa. Rain is ok. Thunderstorms? No thanks!

    You're a much nicer mom than mine was. We never got sugary cereal...i mean...miniature cookies.

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  19. I've been caught in summer downpours on my bike, which is a lot of fun. Until you stop, get off the bike, and then get back on, at which point your padded shorts squish water out like a soaked diaper does and continue to do so for the rest of the ride.

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  20. I thought you turned your running blog into a pregnancy blog. Now it's a weather blog?

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  21. Here's a tangentially related comment: We have a developmentally-disabled library patron who, whenever there's a hint of cloud in the sky, calls the reference desk to ask, "Will it rain today?" I used to look up the forecast for her and try to explain 20% chance vs. 70% chance, which just upset her, which would also upset me, and then she'd keep calling, up to 20 times in one hour. Now, when she calls, if the percent chance is under 50 (this is Colorado after all--it doesn't rain much), I play God and tell her, "No, it's not going to rain." She likes this much better. One day, I will be wrong, but for now, that's my new approach.

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