Showers and storms

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SUMMARY

We can look for more scattered showers and storms today and for the next several days. Most of these will occur in the afternoons and evenings. This morning there’s a weakening complex of showers and storms back over Nashville. That is very slowly moving east, and I’m not sure it will make it here. However, with the heat and humidity increasing as we go through our morning and day, the outflows from this complex should be more than enough to spark off more showers and storms today. Just be aware that if you have any outdoor plans you may have to seek shelter from a storm.

Current radar, showing  a weakening complex of showers and storms over the Nashville area at 8:00 a.m. This activity is slowly moving east.

We’re in an unsettled summer-like pattern and complexes of storms in the Midwest could brush the plateau today or tomorrow. Widespread severe weather is not expected, though some of the storms are certainly capable of becoming strong.

The tropics continue to look quiet this morning but things may change with that in the Gulf the end of this coming week. I’ll keep an eye on it. Nothing is certain but a few ingredients may come together to create some tropical trouble 5 or 6 days from now.

So, yesterday I ran my 20th (or so, I’ve lost count) half marathon in beautiful Asheville, NC. This was a tough one, folks. In fact, it was the toughest half mara I’ve ever ran. Ever. I’ve never endured such hills in all my life. There were hills of all shapes and sizes! But, I’ve never been prouder of my time. I did it in 2 hrs and 11 minutes. Normally, I’d be upset with that time because my goal is to always finish a half marathon in under 2 hours. However, with the hills this thing had I was super excited to have a 2:11 time. Lord, those hills were rough! It was a fun race, though, which is probably odd to say.

Below: The start of the race, and when you have NO idea what you’re about to face (which is really kinda exciting. ha).

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I found my picture that I took before the race started. Many of you probably saw my finish line pic on FB (sorry, I didn’t realize that pic was so awful). Anyway, I decided that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

The pic on the left is before. The pic on the right is after. Yeah, if that’s not the face of victory, folks, I don’t know what is. HAHA

It’s not how how look or feel in the end that matters; it’s that  you finished. I guess that’s  a pretty good life lesson, right? I am very thankful that I completed this race and I can’t wait to see what the next one I get into is like.

You all have a great day!

 

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