Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday Whine and Love

While I'm generally in a fairly positive mood, I must admit to having a case of the mid-week grumpies.  Here is a list of my current WHINES:
  • My run yesterday got cancelled due to rain.  While I'm well aware that most of you would have run in the rain, I did not.  To my credit, I think I run outside in hotter and/or colder weather than some of you do.  But not in rain.  Not by choice.  We really needed the rain, so I'm not unhappy that it rained, but I think the timing sucks.  Why couldn't it have rained on Monday, my rest day?
  • Looks like Thursday's run might get cancelled due to wind.  If the weather forecast is correct, they are predicting 40-50 mph winds with 60+ mph gusts.  No thank you.  
  • The all-terrain race that I'm targeting at the end of the month STILL hasn't opened registration.  What the heck!?!  Does this mean it's not happening?  It's still posted as a planned event on the organizers website, but no way to register for it.
  • I'm interested in getting a pair of Merrell lithe gloves for colder weather.  The pace gloves are great for summer, but as it gets cold, these aren't going to keep my feet warm enough.  I drove over to the local store that carries them and discovered that they had them in pretty much every size in stock except for the size that I need.  I guess I'll be ordering them online.
  • I've mentioned the toddler sized quilts that I make for Project Linus before, right?  I go in and out of quilt making phases during the year.  I decided this weekend that I was going to start making another batch.  About one hour into the first one that I was working on, my sewing machine started having problems.  Took it into the shop on Monday and they say it will be about two weeks before they can get to it. *sigh*    

To balance it out, I will list some of the cool things that are going on in my life. In the grand scheme, those whines are nothing but inconveniences. Here a list of LOVES:

  • Daughter, who is a senior in high school, is planning to spend spring break on a mission trip to Haiti to do work at an orphanage.  I happen to think that it is super cool that she has a heart to help others and is choosing to do this volunteer work at this time of her life.  This weekend they are doing a fund-raising event for the trip.  I'm very proud of her initiative.
  • I am really enjoying the cycling time with Husband.  It's much more enjoyable riding with him than it was riding solo to prepare for my sprint Tris.  I think I will look at doing a charity ride with him next spring as well.
  • One of my favorite light weight jackets (by New Balance) had a broken zipper. I considered retiring said jacket, then decided to take it to a tailor to have the zipper replaced.  Yes, I sew, but replacing zippers can be a pain.  $15 later, and the jacket is as good as new.  Yay!
  • The temps have been heavenly lately.  And the leaves are starting to turn. I just love fall!
  • Booked flights and hotel for a weekend trip to Nashville in November to attend my niece's wedding.  I've never been to Nashville before.  Even though it will be a quick trip, I'm looking forward to it.
  • I've been feeling really good on my runs lately.  And my knee is still holding out.  Pain-free running is a very good thing.    


  1. I prefer rain over wind, if those are my only two choices. Looks like you get both this week, bummer.

  2. You at least have more positives listed then the whining!! :)

  3. Is there a phone # or email for the race director? Sometimes they put one on the website.
    Are the Merrell Lithe gloves running gloves? I'm in the market for a new pair of running gloves and have a hard time finding ones I like.

    Wow! What an amazing experience for your daughter!
    You will LOVE Nashville!!
    Have a great day!

  4. the good with the bad, always, always. and i don't think you're a wimp for bailing on a rainy run, it's probably SMART. why get sick?

  5. I don't mind rainy runs, but I hate windy runs.

    Very cool that your daughter is going on a mission trip!

  6. I don't mind running in the rain so long as there's no lightening, but wind gusts, no thanks! I hope it's not so windy and you can get that run in.

  7. HA, I hate the wind but 40 - 60 mph is beyond hate!

  8. My cousin lives in Nashville. Maybe you'll see him! :)

    Yay for pain-free running! Boo for bad weather that doesn't let you do it.

  9. Not me, I don't run in the rain! ;)

  10. Eh, so you don't run in rain. You run in smokey, poor air-quality instead - that is much more hardcore! :)

    I hope the knee remains pain free. Get out there and enjoy those bike rides! :)

  11. I've run in a downpour twice last season, and not by choice. It wasn't raining when the run started, but was windy and rainy by the end.

    I'm glad to hear the knee is pain free! Yay!

  12. I don't go out if it's already raining. If it happens to rian on me while I'm out, that's a different matter, but I don't head out into the rain! Only crazies do that! :)

  13. Yeah for the pain free running!

  14. So good to hear your knee is doing well! I had to google the gloves to find that they're shoes and not gloves - interesting!

  15. Yin and Yang... have a great weekend :-)

  16. Love your loves!
    I will run in rain but I hate hate wind....