I headed out for a run today around 5:00PM, knowing that there was a slight chance of storms after 6:00PM. Considering I despise long-distance running, I concluded that I would have PLENTY of time to make it back before any threat of severe weather. I took this photo before I left.
Bright, sunshiny day. A perfect day to get some outdoor exercise.
The other direction looked a little bit darker than usual, but it didn’t look too terribly terrible.
I was about halfway through my run when I started seeing lightning strikes in the not-so-far distance. I stopped dead in my tracks, turned 180 degrees and hightailed it back to my apartment just in the nick of time.
I took this photo at approximately 5:40PM.
Things went dark fast and some serious lightning and wind carried on for the next hour. I wanted to finally enjoy a thunderstorm from my rocking chair on the porch, but the wind was so strong and the lighting so close and frequent that I had to stay inside and hold my cat Gus.
In case you were wondering, I got a great workout trying to outrun this storm; however, I don’t think I’ll cut it so close next time knowing how unpredictable and fast-moving these storms can be.
My heart rate has just now returned to normal.
Y’all be careful,