Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Running in the rain

Once again the weather was crappy here and it rained all day long, I had a 4 mile run or a cross training day to choose from. Normally on Mondays I swim but with the weather and the fact that I swim in an outdoor pool, I opted to run. The weather had lightened to a sprinkle so I decided I would head out before more thunderstorms came in. I did not make it 1/2 a mile and the heavens opened up again, very quickly I thought to myself head home or keep running. Then I remembered how much fun it was to play in the rain as a child so I ran. We have great paths around my house to run on they are mostly black topped and easy on the knees, but not until today did I notice elevation changes. At times I waded through puddles that catfish would have a party in. Thank god I thought to bring a chamois to wipe out my eyes, because it was quit difficult to see. I cut the run a little bit short and made it 3.5 miles because me shoes were squishy squashy and my clothes were stuck to me. All in all it was a great run the rain was cool and it was fun to act like a kid again. Two lessons learned were to wear old shoes and to wear my visor the next time I plan an adventure in the rain.

5 More sleeps until Tri-Andy's-Tri.

Hope to see you on the roads soon!


Adrienne said...

Fun stuff, ain't it!? Except for maybe the 15 lbs of clothes! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND! YOU'LL DO AWESOME, AND I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU'LL LOVE THE TRI! I wanted to make sure I get on here to wish you luck, just in case I don't get another chance before the end of the week! Tomorrow will be a busy day, then packing, traveling on thursday!! :D Looking forward to hearing all about it! HAVE FUN!