(insert sarcasm) I love running in the rain, okay not really but I had to give myself a pep talk to get out there and get in a long run today. Although by the time I got out and started running it was only sprinkling a little bit, but I came prepared!! I brought extra mittens and socks and stashed them in my mailbox. Luckily I didn't need them. I ran twelve miles today and got pretty lucky, I only ran in downpour type rain for about half of a mile. It then let up and pretty much quit raining. I was in full rain gear though, which was a little warm, but I was cold without it. I took off and put on my rain pants three times before I just decided to leave them off.
Here are how my mile splits looked. A little slower than I would have liked it to be, but considering the wind and the rain I'll take it. Also I am so excited because I finally figured out how to take a screen shot so now my Garmin pictures can look like this :
Instead of this. I was taking a picture of my computer screen. I am such a computer dummy!
It has been raining here like crazy. Creeks that are normally dry are washing out roads, there are road closures all over the area. My Grandma's road washed out, she has no way to drive out. A one ton culvert that was under her road is now 100 yards away in the hay fields. I can't imagine how much worse it is along the Mississippi if we have it this bad here with our little creeks and rivers that are flooding.
My husband and I were busy yesterday driving around surveying the damage and checking out the flooding.
The picture below is of some mud slides on the road down to my parents house. We had a soaker last week, now this one and the ground is setting up right for some sliding mud! Hopefully the road doesn't slide away.
And finally here is what the kids thought of being flood watcher! Not impressed to say the least, though at least when they were sleeping they quit asking when we were going to go home!
Great job on your run! You are amazing for getting out there in the rain and your miles are so consistent. You need to teach me your secret to pacing so well.ReplyDelete
I cannot believe how much it has been raining all around the country. It almost never rains in Utah and this week it rained for 3 days straight. I am sooo ready for Summer!
I haven't been running for long, but I've never run in the rain! Right now I'd trade that for some of our 100% humidty minus the actual raindrops. ;)ReplyDelete
Rain always fills a runner with dread, but when you get out there, it's never that bad. Great run, it sounds like!ReplyDelete
Great run... We get lots of rain here too.. but mostly wind.. I'm not sure which of the 2 is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I really like running in the rain. I have to be in the mood for it, though. Glad you got out there!ReplyDelete
I looove running in the rain as long as it is not a down pour!ReplyDelete
Haha new to following your blog and very new to running....Any advice for serious shin pains during running? I want so badly to even be able to run a full 5k but 1 mile in to my run today I had to stop because they hurt so badly!!
Hey Christy! I friended you on the Daily Mile. Way to kick butt in the rain, I think those splits are great, especially for inclimate weather.ReplyDelete
Great job and way to get out there in the rain!ReplyDelete
When I lived in Washington state sometimes I had no choice but to run in the rain so it has really taught me to enjoy it sometimes.
Sometimes I really like running in the rain. But maybe for the first 20 minutes, then it's just annoying. You're from MT? We have a flooding Squaw Creek also...but I don't think it's the same one.ReplyDelete
Great job on your run, especially in the rain! That flooding really doesn't look good, hope it doesn't get worse for you!ReplyDelete
Good job on that run!ReplyDelete
Those splits look really good!!!
Nice job on the run...your doggie is so cute !ReplyDelete
Good run! Damn I need one of those watches!!ReplyDelete
Those pictures are crazy. Flooding is no fun, no fun at all.ReplyDelete
And the pic of your kids is hilarious!
Nice job getting out despite the rain! I need that kind of motivation often :)ReplyDelete
Also, I love your dog. So precious.
I am not a fan of running in the rain, but I live in Seattle & pretty much have to accept it as part of life. :-)ReplyDelete
Nice work getting out there, and I hope things dry out soon!
Ooooo, that flooding looks bad. Hope it clears up sooner than later. Nice pace. I hope to be that fast one of these days. I keep trying. My body keeps telling me no. lolReplyDelete
I hope your rain quits soon. Good for you for running in a downpour.ReplyDelete
I am following you now, too!