Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tornados and Rainbows

We had a 14K marathon pace run on the schedule for tonight, but Mother Nature had other ideas. We're having some very unusual weather in Southern Ontario this evening with severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings all over the place, and reports of touch-downs just miles from where I live. Eeek!





Needless to say, our run has been postponed and hubby and I are currently hiding out in the safety of our home. There's a kick-ass rainbow outside our back dooor, although the sky is looking particularly eerie and the tornado warning remains in effect.





Looks like my mini-taper for Saturday's 30K isn't going to be so mini afterall. Race goals/plan coming tomorrow.

I hope all of my fellow Ontarians are safe & sound!

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24 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Stay safe, I've been watching the news and I'm worried about my dad....

Hope you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ; )

unathleticrunner said...

Even though you may try, you cannot out run a tornado! ;) hehe...BE CAREFUL....geez, I didn't know you had to worry about crazy weather like that in CA...in the W-V-I feel safe (we've had a couple) with all the mountains!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

what a crazy storm, i spoke to one of the girls from my old running group, and they saw a few tornados REALLY close by and saw a car get tossed a few cars in front of them. SCARY!!!! Glad you're safe!

RunningLaur said...

Be safe!

Jen and Rob said...

Love the rainbow! Stay safe!

Heather said...

Stay safe - we had tornadoes around here last night. That looks like a pretty green sky!

Jamie said...

the storms have been crazy, scary this week. be safe! very cool rainbow/pics

D10 said...

Hope all is ok. That is a huge rainbow.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good call on playing it safe. We only had downpours and lightning strikes here in Ottawa.

trialsoftraining said...

um cool pictures! but ahhh scary! I'm so not into the "weather" disasters. ehhhh

another 30K? GOOD LUCK!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Tornados are scary!

Denise said...

Tornandos scare me so much!! When I lived in the mid west and we had warnings all the time. Glad to be back on the east coast.

Jenn said...

I hid in the Longos near work for an hour while it passed, and then drove home under the rainbow. So totally bizarre.

Marky Mark said...

Good call to postpone-that was scary!

The Happy Runner said...

Eek!
Cool pics, though.

Have a great weekend!

Lacey Nicole said...

i heard about the tornadoes on the radio! and i guess central park even got hit by something, too!

Katie said...

Scary! Hoping better weather comes your way soon!

A Toronto girl out West said...

I heard about the storm - actually I saw a CRAZY YouTube video too!!!

Crazy stuff!!! Stay safe Marlene! :o)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Tornados and Rainbows...hmmm did you see any Witches squished by houses?

Best of luck with the Race!!

Your race name is based on one of my favorite Shakespere plays..

B.o.B. said...

Yikes! Scary and pretty all at the same time. One could say the same about me. Ha. Ha.

Got your comment on my post, glad everyone is safe and sound.

teacherwoman said...

Yikes is right! Hope nothing too nasty came of that weather warning!

Saface Macdonald said...

The sky was FREAKING GREEN!

I was so worried until I saw you blog, I knew you were at clinic and would be out in that dang stuff!

lindsay said...

i still remember the green sky after a tornado in like 8th or 9th grade. crazy stuff.

SO GLAD you are ok! i saw your tweets and was relieved that you weren't bothered by the tornado. GOOD LUCK TODAY!

Fair Weather Runner said...

haha, it's like KANSAS!! ;) glad you were safe... once you go through 20,000 of them they aren't so scary... but those first 19,999 sure scared the crap out of me!!