Being chased by the storm

This morning I checked the weather and it said thunderstorms were expected for our area starting at 8:15am. I had to leave at 8:30 for a professional development presentation so I knew I would be back before 8:15. As soon as I left the house, I heard thunder. I decided to trust the weather app and took off. I planned to walk to the cemetery, run a mile, and walk the half mile back. When I heard the second rumble of thunder, I decided to jog first so I could make sure to get my mile done before the storm hit. By the time I got to the back of the cemetery, the sky looked like this:IMG_0574

I promptly decided to cut my loop around the cemetery short and head straight home. By the time I got to the top of the hill you see in the picture above, the sky looked like this:IMG_0573

I realize that this pic is blurry but I stopped running long enough to turn around and snap this before taking off toward safety. It started sprinkling shortly after I took this pic. The wind really picked up halfway home and then rain started coming down in sheets when I was about a block from our house. I really didn’t get to do any walking, which was a bit of a bummer since yesterday was such a taxing workout. In Whole30 news, I was super grumpy all day yesterday and went to bed at 8pm with my youngest. The storms had woken me up early yesterday so that was part of it but I also wanted to drown my grumps in some potato chips. I used all of my reserves to stay out of the kids’ chip drawer so I just went to bed. Today has been better but I also spent the whole day out of the house, which was a nice change of pace. The PD provided pizza and sofa for lunch. I found that disappointing. I took all of my own food anyway because I never expect to find Whole30 compliant food in a setting like that but I was still surprised by how unhealthy everything they provided was. I did get a comment about bringing my “heathy” food but I’m not as embarrassed about it as I used to be. The presenter also brought her own plant based food, which was good to see. She got a snarky comment about her healthy food too. I felt some solidarity with her. For dinner tonight, the family was having pasta and meat sauce so I grabbed some greens out of the garden and sautéed them up in place of noodles. It was quite delicious! The purple kale, red Swiss chard, and arugula made for a colorful combination. I was too hungry to stop for a pic! I’m hoping for a storm free run tomorrow.

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