I was scheduled to run 8 miles this past weekend but really didn’t want to do it on my birthday since I was meeting some friends for breakfast. Plus Sunday was supposed to be cloudy and cooler and I had nothing planned.
But come Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of rain pitter-pattering outside. Normally a welcome sound to begin a lazy Sunday, except if you have to run before your lazy Sunday. I leaned over to check the hourly forecast for the day on my phone only to find it wouldn’t let up until 7pm that evening. Bummer. I went through the options in my head, as I sunk deeper into my warm, cozy covers:
a) run on the treadmill, a machine that bores me after ten minutes
b) wait until that evening and run when it was nicer
c) suck it up and get it over with
I chose option c.
I put on my old running shoes and the best duo-dry clothes I could find and hit the pavement. At first it was hard not having my music or podcast going, but soon I forgot about it and just kept going. There were times the rain stopped and other times it picked up harder, but overall it was actually wasn’t too bad! I would gladly take 50-degree rain over 90-degree humidity any day.
J was so proud of me, he took a picture :)
Week 7 Recap:
- Monday: Rest day, since I ran Sunday
- Tuesday: 3.3 miles, after work
- Wednesday: Yoga and weights, 20 minutes
- Thursday: 3 miles, before work
- Friday: Rest – no time to exercise since we were hosting a party
- Saturday: Bike ride, 30 minutes
- Sunday: 8.5 miles in the rain
Average Pace: 10:50 (not exactly sure, since I didn’t have my phone with me on my long run)
Calories Burned: 1,500