Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Weather paranoia

Now Iron Pol has me all worried, talking about "pouring down rain of the run".

I saw that we are TEN DAYS OUT from Ironman Florida, according to Bolder's countdown timer.

So that means we should have a ten-day weather forecast ready, right?

Nope. No such luck. Intellicast will only toss me a bone, giving me tantalizing hints only up until Thursday November 2nd.

They give us five days in a row in Panama City Beach of "Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s." Then on Thursday, ominously, it says "Partly cloudy". Suggesting that perhaps a hurricane will develop earlier in the week and hit the coast on Saturday.

Is that a bad omen? Is that a hint of worse things to come? Should I go searching the medical supply shops for surgical booties like Iron Pol suggests? Or should I just try to relax, dammit, and bring a garbage bag?

10 comments:

Iron Pol said...

One simple suggestion, and suddenly I'm responsible for a hurricane? I can see this now. Headlines, "Midwestern Man Identified as Cause of Hurricane."

I better talk to Greyhound, I might need some legal counsel.

LeahC said...

i think you can get 10 forecasts from weather.com. I think go for relax dammit :-) Good luck!

WADDLER26.2 said...

It's so exciting to follow you! On marathons when I get close enough I print out hourly forecasts.

Shelley said...

Thanks for FREAKING ME OUT!!

IM Able said...

You know, even weather reports can be soooo wrong. Remember Wisconsin this year? Just relax and pack for all possibilities (which I *know* you'll do, Miss. Queen of the Lists!). You're already prepared for any eventuality. This will be FUN!!

21st Century Mom said...

I checked weather.com and you are okay but get the booties and take them - just to be sure. It wont' be Iron Pol who causes the hurricane, it will be your lack of surgical booties - or baggies. Baggies are probably sufficient.

I WILL NOT RAIN! And it will not be hot. It will be perfect. That's my prediction.

Bolder said...

what are you made out of?

sugar

OR

iron

??

LET ME HEAR SOME IRON!!!

nancytoby said...

sugar
spice
everything nice

TxSkatemom said...

the motto around our house is "better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it" so I say pack the booties just in case.

it'll be awesome; you'll be awesome. If not, blame iron pol. :)

dw said...

You will be happy to know you can relax about the weather--- I have been obsessing over it for you. Daily weather checks and they all look good! You are going to do fantastic!