Sunday, May 12, 2013
I'm starting to back off on my running in anticipation for my scheduled half-marathon on May 19th; the Green Bay CellCom Marathon/Half-Marathon. I have never run a half-marathon this early in the running season and for good reason. With the unpredictable spring weather that Wisconsin can experience, it's a challenge to get the training mileage completed. This spring has been has been particularly challenging; I've dealt with snow, windchills of below 10 degrees, rain and high winds. Yesterday was no exception to the roller coaster of the spring weather we've been experiencing - on Thursday I was running in a tank top and capris in 80 degree weather, yesterday? Let's just say the temp was 45 degrees with 20 mph winds - brrrr!! Thankful, I only had to go 8 miles. Today, is a cross-training day, so I'll try and get a 4 mile walk accomplished.
My DH and I went to my parent's last night to spend time with my Mom and we also watched a portion of the NASCAR race. Didn't stay to the end, who won?
This morning, we're off to the local home improvement store, a stop at the mother-in-law's place and back home to try and get some more yard work done. As weird as this sounds, I'm looking forward to getting on the riding lawn mower and doing some lawn mowing.
Happy Mother's Day to all those mom's of furkitties:
Have a blessed Sunday!
Friday, May 10, 2013
This post is directly from my favorite Facebook page The Girlfriend Book. You can find the original post here:
Live above the Clouds!
On my flight back from San Diego the pilot came over the intercom before we took off and told us we were headed for some strong headwinds. He said it would be really bumpy as we climbed to our cruising altitude. He also told us we would need to keep our seatbelts fastened for quite some time.
Flying doesn’t bother me so I didn’t think too much about any of it.
I looked out the window on the way to the runway, I thought “ the weather is uncharacteristic of San Diego…. rainy, grey and surprisingly chilly.
As we started ascending there were a few times the plane had little drops that kind of takes your stomach! It was so bumpy the flight attendants were told to stay in their seats. This went on for about 30 minutes of this 5-hour flight. Those 30 minutes seemed longer than the remaining 4 ½ hours!
Like I said, normally that doesn’t bother me…but this time it did! I started thinking,…”Mayyybe we should turn around, this isn’t worth it, let’s go back, I want off this ride!”
Finally, we got above the clouds and guess what?!?!?
The plane stopped shaking, the sun was shining and it was as if we weren’t even moving at all!
SUCH AS LIFE!!!
We have grey, rainy, cold days in life; even when we expect perfect “weather”. The storms of life are bumpy, unsettling and uncomfortable. We want to turn around, quit or stop in the crazy ride of life. We sometimes have to be low before we experience the highs.
Finally, after a rough ride…. we break through the clouds and experience the LIGHT! Everything becomes smoother, more comfortable and more enjoyable.
We must LIVE above the clouds…in that beautiful LIGHT. We ALL have storms in life we must fight through but that light is brighter in our eyes and in our hearts BECAUSE we came through the storm!
God has his arms wrapped around us and he knows the beauty above the clouds. We must remember that HE’s GOT US through ALL the grey, cold, bumpy days! We just need to buckle our seatbelt and TRUST our pilot!
THAT is living about the clouds!
Play Your Life Big!
MGFL 2 U!
♥ Jo Ann
Have a sun filled day!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I'm trying really hard to remain positive during this depressing spring that Wisconsin is currently experiencing. As of today, we just received another 3" of snow bringing the total snowfall for April to around 6" of snow! The average snowfall is 0.5". There's a record that I didn't want to see broken. So this is what my outside world looks like today
The 10 day weather forecast calls for more snow, sleet and rain with temps averaging around 40 degrees. In a little over a month I'm supposed to be running a half-marathon and I have yet to do a long run over 8 miles. I'm getting frustrated with my inability to run outside and log some meaningful miles.
So, in my dreams it looks like this outside:
Deep down, I am thankful for every day the Lord has given me and I'm grateful that the only thing we have deal with is a little snow. But, just for today, I'm having a hard time staying positive.
Sorry I'm so down today. Next time I'll try and be more upbeat, hopefully by that time, the temps have broken into the 50's.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With a 5" snowfall yesterday on top of the already 60" total snowfall that we've had so far this winter, winds today that bring the windchill down to below zero this chart pretty much sums up my feelings about winter in Wisconsin.
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