Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Birds and Bees

ORN: 7/26/05; Chicago: 48 min run, 6/1

I almost didn't go out today. The weather was very threatening. Dark clouds, lots of wind. But I really needed to get the run in today so that I could bike tomorrow. So out I went.

One of the tricks I learned from an old motorcyclist YEARS ago was that you can tell how close the storm is by watching the birds. If the birds are still out, flying around, then the barometric pressure hasn't dropped to storm level yet. I was pleased that the birds along the lakefront were still there.

The theory is that the birds will nest, or seek shelter, when they sense that the storm is upon them, so if they are still out you've got time. It's proven to be true just about 100% of the time. And, it was yesterday.

I was able to get in my run with only a gentle sprinkle of rain. The storms came about 20 minutes after I got in the house!

Waddle on, friends.

John

1 comment:

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Now that's good timing. A gentle rain or drizzle is nice to run in on a hot day. But I don't run in torrential downpours.