Yes, that's right, sing it, Billie: "Stormy Weath-uuhh ...."
All of Florida, including thousands of tee-shirt and shorts-clad tourists, are in shock over the state's rainy, windy and cold weather the past couple of days. The wind rattles the palm trees, the rain pummels the blue cabanas by a choppy and green-gray ocean, and the beach is barren of human life.
The hotel guests are inside their rooms watching cable TV or nursing their disappointment over a cold beer in the subterranean aquarium hotel bar. As for me, after a morning's worth of seminars and appointments, I'm taking a quick break to check my e-mail and voice-mail.
Running Update: Well, umm, I haven't run in the past two days. I blame travel and work. And the traffic in Miami is horrendous (I sat in traffic for 1 1/2 hours yesterday during morning rush hour. No kidding.), which cuts down on my available time to exercise. But that doesn't excuse me.
After all, I'm running in a St. Patrick's Day 10k this Saturday. Nothing like writing that to jumpstart a sense of impending doom. Kidding. Or maybe not. I'm a bit worried. Are you like me - when you don't exercise for more than a day, you start feeling a bit anxious and pudgy?
Thanks to all who commented, encouraging me to stick with the advanced running group. I'll hang with them as long as I can. I definitely do feel as if I'm getting, if not faster (they make me feel so slow!), at least stronger, both mentally and endurance-wise.
Today I'm going to run at least 8 miles, then do a quick free-weights workout. Onward and upward ...