Monday, April 11, 2011

50,000 Unstoppable Watts

Phew, lucked out again with a window in the weather to get a 13 mile run in Saturday morning. It was supposed to be snowing all weekend, but Saturday woke up to mostly cloudy, ~35 degrees and what NOAA calls "breezy," which would seem nice with their lovely little photo of a windmill, but actually it was a constant wind of about 10-15 mph with frequent gusts of 25-30 mph. Any who, that's spring/mud season is here, but NO SNOW! I did Trapper's twice, which wouldn't have been my first choice, but it's great hills, the road was relatively dry and I felt pretty darn good. There are lots more folks out now that the weather is getting nicer and the ski hill is closed and it's awesome to see. I passed a girl coming down my first go-round and we said our hellos. Then, I passed her again as I was going up and she said, "You must really like punishing yourself." I laughed and said "Oh no, just training for a race next weekend and needed 12-13." Then, we went our separate ways, but the whole rest of the time that I was running I kept thinking of Animal House and saying (in my head), "Thank you sir, may I have another?" HA! It's funny the things that get stuck in my head while running...
Sorry no photos from the run, but the "Christmas" cactus is blooming again and it's just lovely to have some color!
Finished the run and the snow DID start at about 4 pm. Shamus took a road trip on Friday night with his pal and so I did what any gal with a free night does...snuggled up and had an asian horror movie marathon. Welll, not really a marathon because I'm a square and can't stay up past 11 PM. If you've read my "profile," in movies it says asian horror movie lover and I have to admit it's sort of an addiction. Unfortunately, my dear one does NOT and I repeat NOT share this love. Actually, he despises all things subtitled, so any time he IS away there are no English movies viewed in the house. In his defense, he does have very poor eyesight and he did watch one or two ages ago, but ended up falling asleep. I thought later how comical it was, him in and out of sleep hearing people yelling in Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc., flashes of ghostly figures and knives. It's okay you can call me a nerd, I've embraced it... Song of the day - Clutch ~ 50,000 Unstoppable Watts Peace...

6 comments:

Ewa said...

You WERE punishing yourself :) but in a good way.
Snow in April is just unfair. We even had some over the weekend here, yes, here is SF Bay Area.
I love subtitles. I think half of the acting is chopped when they dubb the movie.
Asian horror movies? Hmm... OK, I will have to see one. Any recommendations?

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

wait a minute, -35??? Please tell me that Celcius!

JessiePants said...

Holy crap, it does look like I wrote -35, I meant around 35 degrees... sorry!
Ewa, can't believe you guys had snow in the bay area as well!
Some suggestions in asian horror land: Whispering Corridors (considered one of the first, but not one of my absolute favorites), Premonition, The Eye, Re-cycle (not truly horror, more fantasy). Some are more cerebral and some are a bit gory, just putting that out there so if you do watch you aren't surprised...see I am SOOO a nerd.

Teamarcia said...

Windy runs are not my friend. Way to push thru and get er done!

sbrt said...

Good luck for the race. I look forward to your write up.

JessiePants said...

Thanks sir!