Thursday, September 25, 2008

Running in the rain

As I am sure all of you know, I am not a fan of running in the rain. I know that I am not going to melt. I might even float the entire way but I am certainly not going to melt! I complain about alot of things but I really complain about running in the rain. I was kindly reminded today that in past OBX races it has rained so this would be good training. So I "man up" and get dressed for the weather. Over dressed maybe.... but I am ready....

We head out today for a good 6-7 mile run. We are given the direction and we get ready to go. Pam kindly ask if she can run with us. We kindly laugh back... sure you can run with us if you want to run slow...LOL! She agrees and we take off, just knowing Pam is going to leave us... She doesn't and we had a great run. Most of the time no rain. God answered my prayer earlier today. It rained some but the wind was horrible.

I hate to say this loudly in case mother nature is listening. Running in the rain was not that bad. Now I understand when I got back I looked like a drag queen where my make up had run down my face but I didn't care. I had a great run, I feel good and I am not going to let anything take that away. It felt good. It was almost a relaxing feeling. I love to hear the rain so it falling on me was not nearly as bad as I thougth it would be.

My vow is to not complain about running in the rain again! One less complaint my group can be happy about!


Happyrunningbunny said...

What? So now only 99 complaints instead of 100?? Just kidding, LOL. I enjoyed running in the drizzle yesterday too. I was freezing when we finished though. Aren't you glad I talked you out of wearing that huge coat?

Katherine said...

hey girl! I didn't make my long run this morning (18 miles) for many reasons (all of which are completely valid and have nothing to do with the fact that I LOVE sleeping when it's raining). How far are you guys running tomorrow/could you use an extra running buddy?? I might just go back to Salem Lake and run the 30k again (yuck).