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Yesterday's Run....

Sunday, March 31, 2013

....was in the rain! Out of 900 women in the running clinic, about 125 showed up. I want to tell you, IT WAS RAINING! HARD!!!

We meet at the high school track and rivers of rain were running across the track to the infield. There were puddles at the ends where the track was banked. I was carrying a gigunga golf umbrella and wearing a lined nylon jacket but I was soaked before the end of my warmup laps! Needless to say my feet were completely soaked.

It was only 55 degrees and my legs were cold when we started the intervals, so I had to go slow. I used the slower pace to experiment with gaits and form, keeping my shoulders down and my stride long. It actually was a good thing because I wasn't completely out of breath at the ends of the running segments. I think I need to slow down until my cardiovascular system catches up with my legs. (If that makes sense.)

Anyway, I finished! I felt very proud of myself. I was totally soaked to the skin -- through the jacket, my shirt, and my bra. I would have NEVER done that in the past but I made a commitment to attend every clinic because I know what happens when I allow myself to start making excuses...

TC and I were planning to hike today but are afraid the trails/rocks will be too slick so we are going to do a long walk and intervals on the city trail instead.


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SUGAR0814 3/31/2013 11:04PM

    You are emoticon !!

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BOOKAPHILE 3/31/2013 7:58PM

    A well-kept committment! You're learning lots and stretching your comfort zone.

I'm glad you're going to allow your cardiovascular system to catch up. Wouldn't want your legs to run off without the rest of you!

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FREELADY 3/31/2013 6:44PM

    A powerful woman! You are the Queen of NO EXCUSES!

Thank you for that detailed gave me a vivid image to spur me on when I encounter the next obstacle or unpleasantness!

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LESLIESENIOR 3/31/2013 5:31PM

    Awesome job!
Did you break out into a rendition for "Singing in the Rain"? Gene Kelly would be proud of you. I read once that Gene Kelly had a horrific case of the flu, fever and all, when he filmed that rain scene. You and Gene are quite the troupers!
Have a lovely Easter Day drying out and resting. Good choice to not take that hike.

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MJ7DM33 3/31/2013 3:21PM

  emoticon Good for you!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 3/31/2013 3:16PM

    emoticon emoticon I love running in the rain. Something about it makes me feel stronger when I'm finished. Plus I love the looks I get from people passing me in there know the 'that chick is crazy' it.

Congrats on you run in the rain. Hope you enjoyed you city walk.

Comment edited on: 3/31/2013 3:17:17 PM

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AJDOVER1 3/31/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon You're an athlete!
I usually end up soaked when I run, but I've never run in real rain.

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MJREIMERS 3/31/2013 1:05PM

    I admire your dedication! emoticon My grandmother used to say rain made your hair softer! I always think of that positive when I feel "blue" in the rain.

The 125 women that did run, should be so proud! It takes a lot to be a runner, but it takes even more to be a runner in the rain! emoticon

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    Sounds like a wonderful time!!

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NANCY- 3/31/2013 10:04AM

    What an awesome attitude and love that you have a Plan B for today. Backup plans can be just as exciting and may offer unexpected hidden treasures.

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GEORGI1832 3/31/2013 9:40AM

    well, this certainly inspired me this morning. I was looking at the rain and thinking about postponing (aka not doing) a run this morning and then read this blog. Putting on my running shoes and heading out. Thanks.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/31/2013 9:26AM

    A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE! That is awesome. What a powerful experience!

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FITMOMINNJ 3/31/2013 9:26AM

    Congratulations!!!! emoticon

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