Sunday 10 August 2014: Serious Sunday...
1626/365: ... or should that be 'Soggy Sunday'... because today I have mostly been getting wet.
When you hear that there's seriously heavy rain headed your way for 10am, the last thing you should do is plan to go out in it. When you have a planned run at 10am which can't be shifted in terms of the time... you think that you would be mad to go out in it. But if you do it anyway, you can't be surprised that you get soaked.
It's, perhaps, the degree to which the soaking occurs which is then the only surprise. I was drenched. My trainers were squelching. My clothes were dripping. As was I. And I would struggle to imagine being wetter! Other than the group I was with, I barely saw anyone - but everyone I did see, smiled broadly and said hello enthusiastically. Crazy rain does that to you! Fortunately after my 7.5 mile (which was due to be 10 miles, but I just couldn't face any more soggy!) run I'd got a towel ready in the car. But I swear my trainers are sulking!
Got home, showered, drank tea until I felt warm. Then made spicy bean burgers for lunch (yummy!)... and then headed out to the Nottingham Contemporary as Moo wanted to go to the gallery. The show itself was kinda disappointing - there was a children's activity to do which was good... but then got too complicated! Ah well, it was nice to get out as a family and dodge the showers.
Roast din dins this evening - complete with courgettes, kale, runner beans and French beans from the garden (hooray!)... and then another walk where we avoided the rain for a bit... but then it caught us and the rain was to the left, a rainbow to the right... and wind blasting us to the side.
The blow in the wind and mad weather did the kids good though.
PS Yeah, a good Sunday
PPS Only five days at work until I'm on leave... and 5 days left in my current job! Excitin'!!