Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lazy Bones Sleeps In

The alarm buzzed me awake out of my slumber at 4:15am.  While standing in the kitchen drinking water, I heard something and took a look outside.  A storm started...wind slashed at the trees, rain poured and the sky cracked with lightening.  In Arizona our summer storms are usually at night.  Having a storm like this in the morning is unusual.  I woke up John to tell him it was raining to see if he still wanted to go.  We were supposed to meet a friend at 5am who was already out there running his 22 miles.  I was ready and dressed to go out and fair the storm, although the lightening does scare me.  He talked me into not running and we climbed back into bed and slept until 8am.  Dang, that's late.

Feeling guilty about missing a long run, I did go out for an easy 4 miler, junk miles basically but it does burn calories and offsets my glass of wine from last night. 

Happy Running!

6 comments:

Johann said...

We need a break now and then and if there's a good excuse even better. I never run if there is lightning with the rain. I hope to sleep in on Monday. Public holiday and my rest day.:)

Adrienne said...

4 am? That is way too early for me :) I ran at 8 am and was happy it was still cool out.

Natalia said...

That's a nice break....and you still did your run, albeit a shorter one.

The Green Girl said...

I got confused at first - I think you were trying to say 4:15 was sleeping in and I was going to tell you I thought you were crazy. LOL!

Lesley said...

Lightening's one of the best excuses around, in my book. :) Did your friend get his/her 22 in?

lindsay said...

heck rain is a good enough excuse for me :)

8 is late (sad that i feel that way too) but i slept til 10:30 this weekend! talk about lazy!