I had decided before I left my house that today's run was going to be great! Despite the fact that it was pouring from the heavens. That wasn't going to stop me from enjoying my first Sunday run post-marathon. :)
I hadn't clearly decided on a route today, even when I headed out the door. I knew I'd see very few people in the trail and since it was pouring I decided against taking my phone. So, after 2.5 miles in the trail, for safety reasons, I switched to the roads. You know, just for comfort sake.
The run felt incredible, rain and all! ;) And, how fun is it to splash in puddles?!?! I passed by a guy on a bicycle and he gave me the same look I gave him: "How badass are we for working out in this weather hey?" LOL. Other than him, I did not see one single other runner/person.
Once you are wet on a run it pretty much doesn't matter any more. Except for unexpected head winds on your way home when you are already squeezing your shirt sleeves to drain the water and your sneakers are proudly saying, "Squish squish squish," with every step on the pavement. Wet and Soggy Girl + Frigid Head Wind = Numb hands. Brr. Even if I ran with gloves, they would have gotten soaked and cold, so I did the best I could and curled my hands up underneath my soaking wet shirt sleeves...lol. Good Times.
Remember how I told you yesterday that I was excited to try out my new ear warmer recommended by Melissa? Well, it was another ball cap run day with the rain. I guess I'll have to wait for a chilly clear day to try it out. :)
I love how my neighbours who drove by me today give the confused face and wave. It appears they are not sure if I am dedicated, or just purely insane. Who can tell? ;)
10 Wet miles
1 hr 22 min
8:14 Avg. Pace/Mile
Next up, I have to give a super big shout out to all my friends who rocked their races today. Remember my speedy friend Erin from this post? Well, she nailed down a first place finish today at the Niagara Falls Half Marathon running a 1:21 and change race!!! A couple of others broke benchmarks in Vegas this weekend and in Moncton! Way to go everyone!
I hope you all have a RUNderful day....new favourite word from Distant Runners! I'm trying out a new Taco Soup recipe from the Hungry Runner Girl today. Stay tuned!
The Lucky 7 Relay is in 20 days!!!