December 27, 2008

Thinking WARMER Thoughts

I've been living on the Weather Channel, perpetually looking at any indication of weather trends in Orlando in... 16 days.

TGOO has a new Apple computer that is slick hot and he was showing me this 'dashboard' and how accuweather will just pop up when he clicks it and give him the weather in Pensacola.

He clicked it for me and it showed... there was a FIFTEEN DAY FORECAST!

The angels were singing, birds chirping and all around a warm fuzzy happy feeling in my heart at the thought that I may FINALLY SEE the potential weather on race day.

Keep in mind, this race is my obsession... on many levels.

And the following conversation ensued to the best of my recollection.

Me: OOOO! Make it show you Orlando!

He typed it in and the forecast showed up for Orlando.

Me: OH! There's the 15 day! Click the fifteen day!

The fifteen day forecast shows up, stopping short of Sunday, the big day, but showing me Saturday.


It showed a low of 39 degrees.

Me: Sh**. It's frickin' 39 degrees as a low on Saturday. &^**^&^@%&*$#!!!

TGOO: That's Saturday though.

Me: Sure, but that's the low for SATURDAY NIGHT. Can you imagine how f***ing cold it will be on SUNDAY MORNING?!

TGOO: What are you going to be doing in Orlando on Sunday morning?


TGOO, laughing hysterically: OH! Yeah!

And he continued to laugh as I cussed and he said something about "Layering" as he laughed some more.


No rain folks. It needs to be DRY and 39.


Not that I'm trying to be high maintenance but HOLY FRICKIN' CRAP.


Posted by Boudicca at December 27, 2008 11:20 PM | TrackBack

It really does depend on the angle you are looking at it from. We just warmed UP to 39 degrees, and it feels so good!!! Snow is melting and we have rain again ... back to normal :) !

Posted by: PeggyU at December 28, 2008 01:42 AM

Heh. Well, at least you'll be running. That'll warm you up!

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 28, 2008 02:16 AM

Nothin' like a little incentive to gitrdun.

Posted by: The Friendly Neighborhood Piper at December 28, 2008 08:35 AM

my coaches said to take a plastic garbage bag, cut arm and head holes, and wear that over your clothes while in the corrals. They said the garbage bag keeps your body heat contained, and if it['s raining, keeps you dry. And, it's a garbage bag, so you don't mind discarding it.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 28, 2008 10:29 AM

Warmed UP to 39 degrees. BRRRR. Good Lord.

CTG- YUP! That will get the blood flowing. 30 minutes into it, I'll be wanting to run naked. ;-) But, holy crap, until then... GAH! I was hoping for 45 deg, warming up to mid-60s.

As long as it doesn't rain... its all good.

FNP- The goal this time is completion. I got to gitrdun.

Writersblock- I'd heard the same thing. A garbage bag is so easy to carry and dump too... makes it easy. I need to start making my formal list of all the crap I have to take for race day.

Posted by: Bou at December 28, 2008 01:53 PM

It WILL be dry and it WILL be warm!

Say it over & over & over & over

Posted by: DammitWoman at December 28, 2008 06:52 PM

After all of our sub zero temps of late - it is 40 and feels positively balmy today...

It will warm up for you! :)

Posted by: Richmond at December 29, 2008 04:45 PM