Saturday, February 24, 2007

Rain, rain, go away...

I promised myself that since I wouldn't be able to go to the gym this weekend that I'd atleast take a run around the neighborhood in the morning. I got up at 8.30 and put my running shoes on and let my parents know I was going to take a quick run around the place. Just my luck though, it was raining a steady drizzle. Not to be intimidated, I trudged around about halfway through the 'hood when I thought my brachial tube was just about to collapse. In Dallas, the air is much drier, and it doesn't really rain so much. This was definately new for me, running in the rain, so I wasn't ready for what it would do to my lungs. I walked around for a bit and then got back into my rhythm, and found that after my rest it was much easier to make a go at several inclines. Truth be told, if it rains during the Turkey Trot, the 5k I'm running in November, I'm screwed. I don't think my little ol' lungs could take it.

I came back inside and dried off, and then my dad said that he had a nice bottle of 18 year old Glenlivet, so we had a tipple before coffee and breakfast. It definately made my morning a little more loose. I had forgotten how easy my relationship with my dad is. We see eye-to-eye on lots of things, but on others, I prefer to just nod and smile. These precious moments aren't worth wasting on arguments.

I have to get my bridesmaid dress altered this afternoon, and we have to go shopping for Jessica's wedding shower, which is this afternoon as well. blah.

Signing off, from the Piney Woods,

-Your intrepid, but soggy correspondent.


Olivia said...

Ah yes, the humidity. Do you find, though, that it protects you from the sun and makes the A/C in the car much more effective, whereas in Dallas it isn't?
We always noticed that Houston was a few degrees cooler on average than Dallas (in summer, but warmer in winter), and the Conroe/Woodlands area even cooler than that.

lunaliar said...

True that it feels cooler with the added moisture, as long as there is some wind. However, with the 100 percent humidity and 100F-plus summers and stale, motionless air, it's like sitting in a sauna, fully clothed. Very torturous. In Dallas though, you almost always have a bit of wind, but the dryness is much worse for your skin. Definately a tradeoff.

Olivia said...

I remember choking a lot more in the stifling prickliness of the Dallas heat, specially when you get into the car, and always wanting to shrug off or run from the relentless sun.

When my dad first went down there, he said he felt like parting the water to walk through it, but you get used to it. When we first moved down to TW, we spent the ENTIRE summer eating dinner on the deck because, to us, it felt cooler than Plano.

Admittedly, those prairie breezes were nice, at night. But in winter they bite.
I could write an entire essay on this comparison, I think!