Thursday, July 21, 2011

There is not enough coffee

There is not enough coffee in Seattle to overcome the crappy summer we are having in. You might have seen this weather map on twitter or facebook, but its completely accurate. It was evening windy and raining when I left this morning. It feels like October.  I read in article yesterday that said Seattle has had a whopping 18 hours and 48 minutes of temperatures above 75 this summer -- hey, it's more than 2/3rd of a day!   Out of the last 200 days, 144 have been below normal temperatures.
We crave the sunlight in Seattle, we don't turn all sparkly like some believe when the sun comes out. We want to be out and enjoying it. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is we typically get 4 seasons, we have been stuck on Fall for way to long for my liking and it is making me cranky.

Last night I had my butt handed to me at kickboxing. It was a blast, but I need to get over being the fat girl in the room. I can hang with the best of them during my workout, but I often look in the mirrors and pick myself apart. I need to work on my self esteem and see a better image of myself while working out.

Today the goal is to get in 4 miles I want to do it outside. I guess one bonus of this freeze it is perfect running weather.
How do you overcome the weather blues?

Last day to enter Gotien Giveaway.


  1. OMG...I am LOVING the weather here! We moved here from Cincinnati last summer. This totally beats 98 degrees with 100% humidity. The kids and I went to Dallas a couple of weeks ago to visit my family, and I nearly DIED while trying to run a 5k race on the 4th of July. It was so flippin' hot - crazy hot. Can't we bask in the misty rain just a bit longer???? Pretty please... :)

  2. Oh, I know! I saw the same info, and I've come very close to turning the furnace on several times. Yes, it beats the heat and humidity the rest of the US is suffering, but dang! I worry that we're all going to show up on a warm race day and pass out!

  3. i would trade you in a heartbeat for your weather! the heat and humidity is miserable!!!

  4. Oh my that really does suck. I was whining about our weather, but really right now your weather does sound kind of nice when we are melting in 100 degree weather! :)

  5. I want some melt your face of weather, but I know we won't get. They are teasing us with maybe 75 this weekend. I really hope it comes out.

  6. This morning I refused to run because it was dark and raining. Oh hell no. Not doing that in JULY.