Friday, April 29, 2011

April Showers Bring May Races

There is still something in the air.  Everyone I know keeps having annoying things happen to them.  Last week I took the kids to the movies to see Hop, which was cute, but while we were in the theater someone broke into my Jeep and stole the DVD player and some of E's favorite flicks.  I hid the player under the seat, and I could have sworn I locked it, but we were running late, and maybe in my rush to buy tickets I didn't hit the lock button on my keys hard enough.  We've also had some nasty thunderstorms, and Wednesday night I saw that the basement ceiling was leaking, right above the treadmill! The carpet was soaked underneath, I have yet to plug it back in to see if it's okay or not.

But on the other hand, I've had some funny Molly moments.  Like when a guy at a recent training run asked me what time it was, and I told him it was 9:30, a.m..  You know, in case he thought it was nighttime.  Another morning I came downstairs after my shower, with just my bra and jeans on, since the shirt I wanted to wear was in the dryer.  I went by my desk and saw I had an email, so I stopped to read it, forgetting that my desk chair is in front of the window.  When I was done, I stood up, and the door bell rang.  So I'm sure the National Grid Dude enjoyed the view while he had it.




Sunday May 1st is Race Day, and I'm ready.  But the weather is going to be exactly the way I hoped it wouldn't be, with a low of 48 and a high of 74.  Just like last year, it will go from winter to summer over night, and since the race starts late, at 10:15, I'm sure it's going to be warm.  I ran six miles on Wednesday, and it was in the seventies, and it was a hard run, I was a sweaty mess when I was finished, I'm obviously still conditioned for winter temps. This morning I did a quick 3 that went great, probably because it was 50 degrees and cloudy.  But whatever the case, I'm ready to tackle 10 miles of hills, and I'm hoping for a decent PR. 

Now onto other important matters.....I woke up this morning at 5:45 and turned on the television.  I timed it perfectly, Kate was just leaving her hotel for the Royal Wedding.  I thought she looked perfect.  Granted, there is a lot of tragedy and despair going on in the world right now, but when you have a moment to escape into a true fairytale of happiness, I say go for it. 

Have a lovely weekend, and good luck to everyone racing.

: )

23 comments:

Runners Fuel said...

Funny stories. I'm getting together my final spring/summer races together and finding out when they open for registration.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck at the race!!!!

giraffy said...

Haha! I was just laughing last night that I was bummed about our weather Sunday, because it's a little warm for me when I'm running... 55 low, 74 high. :D. You know you're a runner when....

Good luck this weekend!!

Tricia said...

have a great weekend good luck!

Suzy said...

GL this weekend!!

Raquelita said...

I had to crack up about the am thing, and I've been an accidental exhibitionist more than once so I can empathize. Good luck at your race this weekend!

Black Knight said...

The same happened to me in Rome when I was in the theatre: tomtom and cd player stolen.
Nice stories and yes, I am sure, that the NGD enjoyed the view.
Good luck at the race.

Christi said...

Have a great race!

Kristin said...

Im hoping it will hover around 60s!! Hope you PR!

H Love said...

LUCK..go for it!

J said...

Oh man those molly moments sounds like moments I have too! Funny! Hope the weather isn't too hot this weekend for your race! good luck!

Julie said...

That "a.m." story is TOTALLY me!

I do stuff like that all the time. Once my mom asked me to give her details on some chairs I had just bought. I started off with "well, they have four legs..."

Kelly said...

I'm sure people get lots of fun views from my house!! I DVR'ed the wedding...will watch tonight with a big bowl of popcorn, just because it's friday.

momof3 said...

LOL on the shirt! I have SO ALMOST DONE THAT!!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Good luck Molly!!

ajh said...

I am worried about the weather Sunday too. I have still been running in multiple layers. Yikes! I am not ready for 70s.

Wells L said...

You crack me up, seriously! You're just plain ol' awesome!!!
Good luck at your race!!!
I've wished everyone today (even strangers on the phone) - "Happy Royal Wedding Friday" - so to you, I saw, "Happy Royal Wedding Friday" (though, it's now Saturday - close enough).

Steel Springs said...

That's terrible about the DVD player!

Good luck with the race!

Mike said...

Good luck this weekend.

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
I have missed you Lady! Hey, good luck on Sunday with your half marathon. I have one too....little freaked because I am not ready. Take care and hugs!

Teamarcia said...

Oh it's the dreaded goat time once again. I have a friend who's done it 3 or 4 years now and was carted off in an ambulance last year.
Best of luck to you--hope it's not too hot!

Michelle said...

Good luck Molly - have fun Sunday!

Colleen said...

Hope the race went well today!

I'm seriously giggling at the 9:30am thing. So something I would do.

And I hope your luck turns. Why do people have to steal things? Ugh... and what's up with the water???