Yesterday we had storms and rain all day. It was nice because it drove down the pollen count, so I wasn’t scratching my eyeballs constantly. As many of you can probably sympathize, I try to avoid the treadmill whenever I can because it’s boring and I never feel like I run the same way on it. Not to knock it completely— I’m glad we have one for when it’s too dark/cold/etc. to run outside, but it’s not my favorite. Especially since I’ve exhausted all of my current binge watching options on Netflix. I just finished season 2 of New Girl and Schmidt has joined Chelsea’s Definitive List of Top 5 Sitcom Characters Ever.
I decided to run outside in the rain and did not regret this decision. It was probably low 60’s or so, which was a little chilly to start but wound up feeling nice as I got sweaty. As long as I don’t have an iPod or iPhone to ruin, running in the rain (when it’s warmer out) is one of my favorite things.
1. It’s never crowded out
2. It’s refreshing and makes me feel like a kid in a water park splash house
3. The smells—- I’m obsessed with sniffing the fresh air different times of the year (is that crazy?). In the spring, the smell of the wet earth, fresh cut grass, and blooming plants is intoxicating.
It’s also really nice to sit on the porch and listen to the rain come down. It was a little too cold to do this last night, but I’m so excited for spring and summer rain storms.
I wound up doing 4 miles at an 8:34 pace. This makes me a little concerned about the reality of a PR at the Carytown 10K, but I’m not really sweating it. I feel good about the PR I set at Monument and I am completely mindful that not every race can be a PR race.
What do you think about running in the rain?
5 miles at an 8:45 ish pace yesterday at Belle Isle. It’s officially spring time because all the 18 year olds were on the rocks with PBR and no clothes. I try not to be the grouchy old lady but come on… It is not time to tan right now. We haven’t even had Easter bunny candy yet.
Today I get to go on a long walk with Kyle and the puppy, then dinner from Chipotle and Wolf of Wall Street. There will also be a stop at the wine store right after work.
Tomorrow I am aiming for at least an hour of running. I’m supposedly running the Carytown 10K in a couple of weeks and the Historic Half in a month. Probably should train or something.
This weekend will hopefully be pretty low key and sunny. What are you up to?