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May 10, 2011

En"lightning" Run today...

Wow.  I had a six miler on my schedule today which I did finish.  It was outside.  It was sprinkling outside when I started and I could see clouds with lightning from probably six miles away.  I figured I could beat the heavy rain and lightning.  Everything was good for about 3 miles and the rain started coming down a little harder.  Got to about mile 5 and the lightning was right there with me.  Yikes, that was a little too close for comfort!  I don't mind watching lightning from inside - - I kind of like it actually - - but not when I'm out in the middle of it.

When I started running, the lightning was like this:

Not too bad, and very high up in the clouds.  When I was at mile 5, the lightning looked more like this:

A little more pronounced coming out of the clouds and a couple scared the crap out of me.  I'm sure the cars driving by were thinking I was crazy.  I was thinking the same thing.  Anyway, I got the run done and onto the next day.  By the way, outside now, the storm has passed....of course!

Question of the day:  Have you ever had a race cancelled or delayed due to weather?  If so, what race?  No for me.

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!


  1. Oh gosh...scary! Glad you were able to finish the run and get back inside ok! No, I've never had a race cancelled due to rain. :0)

  2. Yes my first half marathon was delayed due to a rain storm. It was a horrible storm and being already soaked from walking to packet it pick up and back to my truck I was hoping they would cancel. lol.

  3. holy cow, that's scary stuff. I've never had a race cancelled due to weather.

  4. Nice job finishing in that weather!! I totally would have gone inside!!! Never had a race postponed or anything due to weather.

  5. My brothers 1/2 in OKC two weeks ago was delayed for lightning!

  6. Shocking photo of the bolts! ;)

  7. One of my favorite runs ever was in a thunder and lightning storm.

    No races have been delayed or cancelled. I've ran a couple whoppers though that were survival runs before I was through :)

  8. Thanks for your comments everyone. It was pretty scary at the end. Tomorrow's looking good though!

  9. I ran in lightning earlier this week too, but nothing that was THAT close to me. Those thunder claps can make the hair on your neck stand up - glad you made it safe.



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