Mother Nature may have had other ideas, but my friend Tracy and I didn’t let her interfere with our running plans!

Monday was such a gorgeous day until the late afternoon storms hit… My last client and I were scheduled to meet at 6:15 PM but we canceled our appointment because we were under tornado warning. What started as a 15-minute warning stretched into 45 minutes as I hunkered down in my basement away from the windows and Bill pulled into a parking garage somewhere between his office and our home.

Tuesday, around 2 AM another round of severe thunder storms hit. The lightning was almost constant and our bedroom was so bright that I rolled over and told Bill that I needed my sunglasses. 😎 Those storms kept me awake for a while, but eventually I went back into a fitful sleep aware of the booming thunder hanging over our house.

At 4:15 I woke up to yet more thunder, lightning, and heavy rain rolling through. At 4:30 I looked at radar and saw that the storms appeared to be moving out so I got up. Tracy and I texted back and forth confirming that we were still meeting on the hill for repeats, but our three other friends opted to move their hill workout to Wednesday.

By the time we met at the parking lot the rain had stopped, and at the end of our run we toasted to a beautiful morning with our Nathan water bottles (affiliate link)!


My work day started a half hour earlier than usual on Thursday, and in turn, I had to run earlier. Not surprisingly, my friends chose to not meet me at 5 AM so I ran in my neighborhood. About twenty minutes into my run the light drizzle turned into heavy rain, a refreshing break to the humid morning air.

On Saturday, day eight of rain, Tracy and I opted to meet at 8 AM hoping to avoid the earlier morning rainy forecast. Our plan didn’t work and we ran in rain for a good portion of our 8-mile run. That actually kept things cool and we had a delightful run. Goose Creek was muddy and flowing strong, but not as high as I expected after all the rain we’d gotten throughout the week.


Back home, I showered and patiently waited for the kids to arrive! Last weekend Joseph and Daniel surprised me for Mother’s Day with a Saturday visit, but this weekend had long been on the calendar and Julie and Jess would be joining them.

Pablo is now completely at home at our house and bounds in with authority. He’s so excited to see us and loves being the center of attention. He loves fetch and tug-o-war, and has reduced his toy rope dog into a long straight rope.


I tried a new grilled and stuffed avocado recipe for dinner and it was a good as it sounds. I’ll share the recipe in a later post when I have time to take decent pictures. We’d planned to make s’mores for dessert, but it was damp and drizzly and it just wasn’t a night for sitting around the fire pit. Instead we went to a new Italian ice place that just opened up and we all opted for chocolate/vanilla swirl soft serve. This funny sign was on one of the soft serve machines.


And that’s a wrap…


In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…

Looking ahead to this coming week, it’s going to be an extremely busy week for me and I hope to finally post the skin cancer article I started and planned to post last week…


In addition to what I mentioned above, here’s a complete run-down of my workouts (completed mostly in our home gym) from this past week…


  • Questions:
  • Has it been rainy or dry where you live? 
  • Italian ice, gelato, ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, or frozen custard? ~ Gelato or frozen custard would be my top choices…
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!


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