Monday, September 14, 2009

Rain, Rain

Yesterday, I met Matt for the usual Sunday morning 10 miler. We cut it short because I was a little late and we both were pretty much toast after Saturday's efforts. We did 9.5 miles at 8:30 average pace.

Today, I thought about skipping. The schedule called for a recovery 7 miler. I got to bed later than I planned last night and I feel a bit of a cold coming on. And, if you're going to skip a day, a recovery day is a day to skip. A trip to the gym will accomplish just as much good.

I'm not right. I know that. Here's all the evidence you need. When I did drag my head out of the bed this morning, I looked out the window and saw it raining. It was not sprinkling; it was raining. That sealed the deal for me. I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to run in this morning's showers! I know that this morning's weather would have the opposite effect on normal people, but I LOVE running in the rain. So, I did 6 very easy miles in the 70F breezy rain. Loved it!


mgreene said...

You are a Machine! You need to send this to all those TeamVoicers who use rain as a reason NOT to run!

reachdown said...

Haha! I just proved an old Southern saying this morning... "I don't have sense enough to get in out of the rain!" :)