Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Rainy Day Run!

Good afternoon!  Hope you’ve enjoyed your Saturday so far!  It’s been gloomy and dreary all day today!

Of course, the rain didn’t stop us this morning!  We had 10 miles on our schedule and we were bound and determined to run all 10 of them, rain or shine! :0)

Lately, our runs have been in the afternoons when it’s HOT and MUGGY and HUMID!  Rainy day runs are always a nice change of pace – I like to think of them as a confidence booster, especially when the heat and humidity slows me down so much! 

We started our run in the dark, at 5:30 a.m.  After running 5 miles, we made our way back to our starting point and took a few silly pictures with our cameras!






Aaaah they found me!  Teehee! :0)


The rain never let up our entire run!

After taking our pictures, we started out on our 2nd 5 mile section.  Our streets here flood…and I mean bad.  Most of the time, we have to run in the middle of a street instead of the side because the sides of the streets flood.  We sloshed through a ton of puddles that were ankle deep.  It was insane.  My friend Heather commented that this was the closest she was ever going to get to a Triathlon!  Hah! 

There wasn’t a lot of traffic out that early so it wasn’t a big deal.  However, when cars do drive on our flooded streets, they tend to drive in the center lane, or in the middle of the road.  Well, we had just begun the 2nd half of our run when we stopped at a red-light on a curb.  A punk kid driving  a truck CHANGED LANES from the middle lane to the outside lane just so he could MONSOON us with water.  Thank goodness we were already soaked so it didn’t matter but still – HOW RUDE!  The water seriously was like a huge wave that came UP and over us – all we needed were surf boards!  Insane.  I’m sure he thought he was funny. Ah well – like I said, at least we were already drenched!


Hmmm…I see more rainy day runs in my forecast! :0)

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. I like a rainy day run. It feels better than a sticky humid run!

  2. I'll bet the rain felt good in heat like that. Nice job!

  3. I enjoyed a light rainy run a few times this week! Shame on that punk for doing that to you though!

  4. Great job getting the miles done, even if the weather wasn't the greatest!

  5. That's early for a Saturday run! Congrats! Maybe I should have done that... I went out at noon and had a really bad run because of the heat and humidity!

  6. i dislike running in the rain, but it definitely beats the heat and humidity any day!!

  7. You still look great despite the rain!

  8. I am a new follower and I am so glad I came across your blog! It is nice to join up with other runners in blog world!

    Good for you for pushing through the rain. My running group has yet to meet up with rain clouds (knock on wood). Have a great day and happy running!!


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