Friday, December 17, 2010

LUCKY.

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This was yesterday's insane weather here at home. Aren't we supposed to be in Summer? Atleast that's what I thought until I saw these dark grey even sickly green clouds come over the horizon. Haven't seen anything like this ever - it was almost like seeing a scene out of "The Day After Tomorrow". Just glad I was scheduled a rest day or I would have been out there in that doing a run.
Can you imagine getting hit in the head with one of these!
The wind was so strong and fierce and coming in horizontally that these babies were hitting my windows, making holes in the courtyard roof and denting my car so bad that it now looks like it has cellulite - poor little Jeep. So after it was all said and done the clean up around the home began and taking loads of photos for insurance purposes was a definate must.

The poor dogs didn't know what happened - they had scurried into the cubby house and not a peep was heard from them until it was all over. When they finally did emerge, they tip toed through the backyard smelling all the hail and looking up at the sky. Don't blame them really, there was still lightening and thunder to be heard and seen in the distance.

There were reports of flash flooding everywhere, roofs collapsing, power outages, and lots of debris all through town. Fingers crossed we don't get a repeat of this weather today as we have our club race. It's known as the Panthers Cycle Family Race Day - all for fun and we get to dress up too. Will post photo's on next post. Lets just say my helmet is very cute.

My main concern though is if I can run. My legs are totally trashed from Wednesday's track session. Why is it my calf muscles always feel as though they have been ripped to bits after track? I guess after 14 x 200's done on a constant 48-49secs would do it. I know, they don't sound fast but that's holding a fairly decent pace for me - so I am super happy with my efforts. And I think I am recovering alot faster inbetween sets too. Good thing too Eliza said to me only on the 10th 200 that I was starting to look a bit tired and sit in my stride versus being nice and upright. A couple of months ago I would have been tired on the 2nd one. So things are definately looking up.

I have also been very busy putting together a Playlist for the club race. Fingers crossed everyone likes it. It's quite an eclectic mix of favourites as well as requests from our clubbies. I think I am now well rounded in the Top 100's list from the 70's right through to today's stuff.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage