And now for the disadvantages of living in Port Elizabeth – the wind! It really scuttled my training plans for this morning. Well, I suppose there has to be some reason why it’s called “The Windy City”.
My alarm went off at 4am, I got up and peered out the window into the darkness to try and see what the wind was doing. I figured although I could hear wind it probably was not too bad so got changed into my cycle gear. And then I received an SMS – “too windy – cancelled”.
Now what? I did not know whether to be elated or devastated! I really wanted to go cycle but it did mean that I could climb back into bed and get and extra 2 ½ hours sleep. Or should I stay awake and go for a run, or to the gym and swim??? Sleep won.
The only funny thing that happened after that was my husbands alarm went off at 6 and I shot straight up saying “Oh shit!” Yes I swore – loudly. And then burst out laughing. My immediate thought when I heard the alarm was that when my alarm had rung I had turned it off, fallen back asleep and it was my cycle partners phoning to find out where on earth I was. My husband already thinks I am a bit crazy so was not too surprised that his wife was firstly swearing and then laughing her head off at 6am for no apparent reason. It took me a while to stop giggling and explain myself. He just shook his head. I went back to sleep for another hour – or at least I tried to. My cats decided that seeing as I had already been up twice I must not need any more sleep and decided to use my bed as a spring board to launch attacks on each other.
The wind is unfortunately an Easterly – so it has also scuttled my plans for a sea swim. Looks like I will be heading to the gym pool today after all.