i’m so hardcore…

run in the rainThere is something exhilarating about running in the rain. I won’t lie, I even feel pretty hardcore when I go for a good solid run in the rain and even finish strong.

It was overcast all day today – raining or just slightly misting all day. I knew today’s run would be a wet one, but that made me even a bit more excited to get my run in for the day. See, I love to run in the rain. It feels nice every now and then to get out there in the cool, moist air and allow the rain to keep you cool through the miles.

Today’s run needed to be about 5 miles, so after sleeping in today then running some errands with my mom (in my running gear just so I was sure to head out for my run once I got home), I laced up the trusty running shoes, grabbed my watch, and off I went. The rain was only a light mist as I headed out and the air felt perfect. As I continued on, the rain started to pick up a little but I wasn’t worried…I was feeling good.

About midway through my run is when the rain really picked up, but I carried on. I did an out and back route, and on the way back the wind was stronger, blowing the rain in my face a bit but hey, that only made me that much more hardcore!

I can’t express how nice it felt to be running and have the thought cross my mind, “well glad I got in my easy run today…5 miles…” That’s right…5 miles was easy! That means I’m doing something right, my mileage increases aren’t too drastic in too short of an amount of time, and I’m progressing. YES! I even knocked out a mini hill at the end of my run and just kept pushing. I reminded myself that the end of a run is almost always mental…in fact, for me running is mostly mental (yeah, I know you’re laughing and thinking, yes Sara you are mental…I get the joke all the time… :-p). Great run to end the weekend and get me motivated for the upcoming week of training.

That being said, just want to remind you for those who are getting ready to do a half in June with me, it is just two months away now! And, the full is six months away but quickly approaching. Let’s keep goin’.

Easy five in the rain…success.

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  1. Jamie

    While running in the rain can indeed be very exhilarating I must tell you this: It leads to very stinky shoes, so stinky in fact that they must be hidden in a closet by themselves and thrown away immediately after the marathon they needed to be worn in. If you have any advice for getting rid of the rainy shoe smell, please let me know!

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