Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Running in the Rain

I told myself when I got home from school today that I needed to go for a run... I have another 5K on Sunday and I haven't had a decent run in weeks...

But it was drizzling...so I had very little motivation..besides the fact that I'd get to wear my new running jacket

As soon as I got outside, I realized it was barely raining, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad after all?

I decided to try a new route to change things up a bit..I also made sure I didn't push myself, because I wanted to have a decent run

As luck would have it, on the last mile of my run, the heavens opened and it started pouring..but instead of taking the quick way back home, I just kept going, keeping a steady pace, trying to avoid the puddles...which, of course, was pointless after awhile. Running in wet socks and wet shoes was quite an experience, to say the least..

I forced myself to keep running all the way home and was grateful that the laundry had finished so I could put on warm socks..best feeling ever!

I honestly had no idea how long my run was until I logged onto www.mapmyrun.com. The longest I'd ever run before today was a 5K, so you can imagine my surprise when I plugged in my route and realized I had just finished 4.23 miles!!!! Makes me think running a half marathon in October might be a realistic goal :)

And not that I'm an advocate for running in the rain, but it definitely wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...I just wonder how long it'll take for my sneakers to dry out...yuck!


  1. I feel your pain...I did a 5k in the pouring rain a couple weeks ago! although I did feel accomplished afterwards! Yay for the long run!!!

  2. Holly I thought of you as I was running through the puddles - are my sneakers ruined?? I need them for Sunday.. I was going to buy a new pair after that