6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Running in the Rain...

It was 6:33 AM on Saturday morning my alarm was set to go off in 2 minutes, I always wake up before my alarm. I could hear the rain beating down on my roof...GOOD TIMES!! I texted Zoe to make sure she was still on for our run, she replied "Sure, why not. I'm Up :)" Gotta LOVE true Washington Runners, no rain outs.

As I approached our usual spot to park there was a DETOUR, there was a car show and they planned to use the parking lot, pretty sure the car owners did not want to get their babies wet because that parking lot did not get used.

I have not seen Zoe HERE since before Boston, so this was a TREAT! And Running with her for her last LONG run before her FIRST Marathon...even better!! The rain poured so I brought my Boston jacket, which I peeled off before mile 1 and had tied around my waist the entire run...UGH!! It was muggy but nice to have the cool rain. BONUS no bikers on the trail, Don't get me wrong I love bikers but this trail is like the Audubon sometimes it is scary.

The miles past quickly as we caught up on everything and talked about the upcoming Marathon. I had forgotten my Running bag at work so I did not have a Garmin, we relied on Zoe's Garmin.
WE reached the mid-way point and stopped to stretch, 3 runner came up and turned the lady said "How far is this?" her partner and I both said "5 miles." Where we stopped was near the little trail that leads to the road with the HILL. I asked Zoe, jokingly, if she wanted to take the hills. To my DISMAY she did!!

We toughed through the HILL to see the most beautiful Jungle like area, so green and vibrant, it was awesome. No one water skiing on the little lake and no puppies in the yard nearby. Zoe was strong and we were keeping a good pace. There was a Team in Training water stop and they cheered us on, THANKS!!

We hit the end and I treated my buddy to a chocolate milk at the nearby Bakery. She was freezing so we headed back to our cars. A lady had lost her key on the trail so I let her borrow my phone, ugh it was so wet and cold, I offered to drive her somewhere but she decided to go back to her teammates. Gave Zoe a Hug.. Took a picture

And DONE... 10.02 miles 1:38:23

15 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Sounds like a great run. Love how Zoe is wearing her sunglasses on her head despite the rain!

Marlene said...

Great run, ladies! Why let a little rain ruin all the fun?

Jen said...

You ladies are awesome! It was really raining!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Nice long run, ladies.

Audubon, Autobahn...potato, po ta toe!

marathonmaiden said...

ahaha. i heard the rain the other morning before my alarm. i went back to bed. lucky you for having a running buddy to get it done!

Jodi H said...

Nice work ladies! Are Zoe's sunglasses wishful thinking? :)

fancy nancy said...

Now that's dedication! Sounds like a great run! Nice sunglasses Zoe!

Alecia said...

I love rainy runs. Nice and cool.

Michelle said...

Thanks for your comment the other day!! I look forward to meeting you sometime, too! :)

Great job on your rain run.... I skipped out Saturday morning and decided to do my long run Sunday instead. Just one more reason to need a running partner... I would have gotten up for a running date with a buddy!! :)

The idea of running in the rain never sounds great... but I always end up enjoying it. :)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Fun!! But really, rain?! When in Rome.... I ran in the rain there in the PNW but not so much now in NC. :) I'm more than happy to see that Saturdays forecast no linger show rain!

Can't wait to see you!!!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Great run! I love running in the rain :)

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I feel like such a wimp. I need to embrace the rain and am planning on running tomorrow morning whether it is raining or not. I usually avoid the rainy days - it is funny - I run in the snow - but not rain (unless it is drizzle).
Not tomorrow - I am motivated - run - rain - run!

Mark said...

I enjoy the cooling effect of rain. I just hate running in wet shoes though. Is there a way to avoid the sloshy shoe?

Zoƫ said...

Oh man, people are making fun of my sunglasses! Ha ha! Don't they know I have a thing with running into bugs?? Hee hee.

Thanks Mel!!!! Chocolate milk was DA BOMB.

Amy said...

Wonderful! It makes me wish it would rain here! (I'm not sure I remember what rain really is!)