It started on Friday with some steady rains. I had originally thought I would get out for a quick run in the new shoes (Inov8 TrailRoc 255s), but the weather combined with family obligations (Damn kids, not wanting to walk 30 miles in the rain! Why, when *I* was their age...) didn't get me in close proximity to the shoes until nearly 8 pm. I was tired. The Lagavulin 16 and couch were yelling at me so loudly, there was no way I could hear the whispers from my shoes inviting me out in the rain.
So, I had to wait until Saturday morning. The sky was beautiful with a standing wave (or lee wave) cloud formation:
The weather started to blow in after the run, with rain being blown in from miles away creating a spectabulous rainbow over the WNC observatory:
Not surprisingly, I was completely alone during the run. I couldn't even entice a vulture to follow me. Not that I craved the company. The run was great despite/because of the conditions. Heading home (after changing into dry clothes top to bottom), I had a good feeling of accomplishment. That allowed me to face the rest of the day watching the rain pound down from inside without going stir-crazy.