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Refreshing rainy run

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I had a fabulous 8 miler yesterday. The week started off hot and humid. Hot weather I can deal with but humidity is another thing. For instance, when the temp is 84, with high humidity outside temps feel like 94.....caliente!!!

Tuesday was a hot and humid run, at 9 in the morning, so I ran in my sports bra and shorts....was so glad that I did. My Wednesday run was NICE; I sweat a lot and it felt refreshing to feel a cool breeze in the hot sun. This was the beginning of very nice weather to come. Thursday was supposed to be "torture Thursday" alternating between hills and speedwork. That did not happen because I had to pick my MIL up at the airport in the morning. She was scheduled to fly in the afternoon, but moved her flight up to arrive in Miami at 10. Just an overnight stay on her way to Venezuela. Well my cool morning run was pushed to a 12 noon run.

I woke up Saturday morning to rain. It has been a while since I have ran in the rain so I was really looking forward to it. The temps were in the high 60's to low 70's with very little humidity.....perfect running weather. By the time I geared up and headed out the door, the rain fizzled out. I was thinking of driving over to run with the running store group but decided against it because earlier this week there was an accident very close to my long runs route and it would have bothered me a lot. The community college down the street is building a parking garage to facilitate the growing campus. A section of the parking garage collapsed resulting in a few deaths. I still get choked up about it thinking it. So I chose to run in my community.


I ran in a cross between the two intersecting streets. The street outside my gated community runs north and south and then I ran east to west on the intersecting street for a total of 5 + miles. I finished off with the route I use for my 4 miler. Sad to say the rain deterred a lot of folks from exercising on Saturday; I only saw a handful of people. I did run a lot on the street and when the rain picked up a bit I chose to run on the sidewalk and then going back to run in the street when it slowed down again. Not everyone is thrilled to share the road with runners. I run on side streets with two lanes each way that are rarely traveled and it is sad that some drivers refuse to switch over to the empty lane. Sigh.

Fuel: I used two gels on my Saturday run (miles 4 and 7) so now I have to head over to my running store to load up again. I love Accel gels. They are easy to open and sip on while I run and do not leave a pasty taste in my mouth. And I love, love, love the fact that as I am going up in miles, I get to eat more. Yay!! More carbs!!!! I have to change up my running schedule a little next week. My 4 year old is going on a field trip to the pumpkin patch and I am going as a chaperone. Gotta find my camera and charge it. I can only imagine the cute photos I will capture watching 4 year olds have fun at a pumpkin patch. They are all wearing their field trip day shirt so it will be easy to spot a drifter.

Enjoy your week.
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ELIZACG9 10/15/2012 11:29AM

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WILEE323 10/15/2012 9:59AM

    It's fun to hear about people's runs in other parts of the country!! It's now right around 40 degrees for my early morning runs here in Iowa. I still wear shorts, just add a hat and gloves. Running in the snow can be pretty exhilarating, but I can wait another month or so for that.

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MBSHAZZER 10/14/2012 4:24PM

    Awesome job on the runs this week, Daphne. We did catch a break with the weather, even with the wind, it's so much nicer to run in cooler temps and low humidity!

I had forgotten you live so close to where the parking garage collapsed. Horrible. I hope they hold someone responsible for it.

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MASRITE 10/14/2012 3:48PM

    I always run on the sidewalk unless it's a side street and I'll run in the street. I would much prefer the street then the sidewalk. Glad you had a nice run yesterday. I ended up doing 5.28 miles and felt pretty good. Slowly but surely, I'm coming back!! Can't wait to see your pumpkin patch pics!! emoticon

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COOP9002 10/14/2012 2:35PM

    Nice blog. sometimes it does feel good to run in a little moisture. i enjoy running this time of the year in mid-Mo. as long as there is no thunder, i will usually give it a try.

Have a great Sunday!

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BOILHAM 10/14/2012 2:00PM

    Great blog! My DS lives in NH and we love the pumpkin patches up there. The kids are adorable, for sure.
Those darn lawn service guys don't like to share the road up here in Central FL. It seems to be a pattern here - they are just so surly. But, they're probably hot and tired all day long, so that could make anyone grumpy. :)
Cooler weather coming, and with it, our racing season also! Glad you're enjoying it, too.

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