Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bring on the Rain

WELL...I woke up at 5:30 this morning and got a very quick three miles in.  My intention was to do three miles this morning and five this evening.  As I slid into my running shoes this evening...I was greeted by a rather strong gust of wind.  So I hurried down my front steps and hit the asphalt.  By the end of my first mile, it started to rain a little.  By the end of my second mile it was POURING.  It was either raining so hard or I was running so fast (HA) that the rain was going straight into my eyes...YIKES!  

I thanked God that at least it was just thunder or lightening.  Um yeah...boy does God have a nice sense of humor.  Seconds after my "thank you"...I heard a boom.  Enter stage left...THUNDER AND LIGHTENING.  I kept running and thanked God that it was just a little snow??  

So I finished out my five miles...dragging at least 20 pounds of wet shoes and clothes with me.  Why on earth I decided to wear cotton today still escapes me.  Good times!  I actually love running in the rain...just a light rain, not so much a heavy rain.  I found that the heavy rain really tested my mental toughness--so that's a good thing, right?

All in all...I got my 8:30 mile (I guess I was just SO ready to get back home to my hubby--who greeted me with a warm towel--SO SWEET--my shower and eventually my cup of ice cream)! at least now I know how it'll feel to try and run 8:30 in order to qualify for Boston in December--sort of...8:30 for 5 miles vs. 26.2 miles??

1 comment:

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness Linds...I can totally relate...the same thing happened to Heather and I yesterday. We left my house at 7:00 with intentions of running 5 miles. After the first 1.5 miles, we started seeing several lightning bolts, so we decided to cut our run to 3.1 miles. Like you, we were moving as fast as we could to get to shelter. At least we were able to get 5K mileage in. Not a bad run. :) Wow!! The excitement of being a runner never stops. :) I love it!!