This morning it didn't look like we were even going to get any rain from Edouard (which when I type, I automatically put an -o at the end of, Edouardo seems so much more storm-like I guess).
I headed to the gym for the spinning class NOT cycling as I have been informed by the Longs - thank you - I am obviously a novice! I left the girls at home with Mike so that if it happened to be pouring when I left I only had to worry about getting myself to the car as quickly as possible and therefore arrived early to class (it's amazing how much faster we are without our children)! I asked the teacher to help me adjust my bike and HELLO, what a difference?! It is truly amazing how much more effective workouts are when using proper technique - WOW! Here is a timeline of my 60 minute class...
pre-class: feeling tired, not wanting to workout, then ready to get going and burn some calories!
5 minutes into class: feeling the burn in my quads already, not a good sign
10 min: contemplating quitting...too embarrassing! must proceed
20 min: look at the clock - 40 MORE MINUTES!!! - think I may die
30 min: start cheating when she says to add more resistance, try to keep myself motivated, not working well, feel tightness in chest - possibly having a heart attack!
40 min: look at clock - more than half way done! - I can do it, I can do it! Don't cheat anymore
45 min: only 2 more songs - I'm amazing :-)!
50 min: what?! that was one LOOOONG song!
55 min: cool down - I survived hallelujah!!!
driving home: I feel like I can do anything and must have burned at least 50,000 calories - this is why I now love spin class!
And back to the rain...
It had started to rain a little when I got home and Ella was excited about jumping in puddles so we dressed the girls in their rain boots before heading to the library for Addie's story time.
Ella wanted to try and catch raindrops in a cup to drink them :-).
By the time left the library it was starting to rain harder and when we got home the girls splashed around for awhile.
Ella getting some air!
Addie was carrying around a little piece of chalk and would periodically try and write on the wet concrete with it.
The rain was continuing to pick up and after a little while Ella announced she was ready to go inside. Apparently Addie was as well because for once in her life she followed right behind Ella. As I write this however the rain has calmed to a trickle and the sun is forcing it's way out. It was a perfect storm :-)! I still need to get cleaning though!