Hello happy readers! Rain has the power to renew. Take the dirtiest of days, give it a good rain storm, and the result is a feeling of invigorating renewal. The landscape looks and smells refreshed. This weekend was a wet one in the D.C. area and the temperatures were somewhat mild. I wasn’t going to let something like a little water stop me especially when I feel there are demons that need to be exercised. Running in the rain is the perfect medicine.
I made it to the trail around 0830 on Saturday and it was about 52 degrees and raining moderately hard. There is always a moment of self-induced suck, while sitting in the car telling myself, yeah you can turn off the engine now and step outside. The water is fine! I make sure I have everything, scarf, gloves, and music….check. Open the door and get hit with a blast of cool (not cold) water pelting my face. Either way, I’m sure everyone has experienced leaving a nice warm car, only to be accosted by cold temps. A shock to the body for sure…add rain ~ yeah not the best feeling in the world. But, I needed to make a concerted effort to get outside when I can…even if it’s raining.
Believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad. You could make the argument if it were colder….obviously it would be snowing, but 52 wasn’t too bad a deal. My biggest threat were decaying leaves and wet pavement. I wanted to hit three non-stop and walk three back. Even with the weather the pace was decent:
10:25 pace with side-stepping leaves and puddles of water. I felt good on the run and ran a straight three then walked three back for a total of 6.02.
I did stop to take pictures on the way….
This weeks miles were bella totaling 63.09! On Sunday I road 15 then, in the rain again, I walked two.
Indoor bike – 55.06
Running – 3.02
Walking – 5.01
This 51-year-old body is feeling strong. I have completed 5943.53 with 5371.47 gratefully remaining. I hope this post finds you slaying those demons that disrupt and keep you from living the life you were meant to live. Just remember it’s never too late to learn to fly….. Happy Miles to You!!