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Singing in the Rain, I’m Running in the Rain?

July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July! It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?

Unless you are like me and enjoy rainy days, today is kinda of a crappy day. Personally, I’ve been happy being lazy all day. I don’t have kids yet, and my parents were having a couples’ weekend, so this time, it’s just Jason and I (which rarely happens).

Although we have plans tonight, I decided I needed to run today regardless of the rain because of the unhealthy lunch I had and semi-unhealthy dinner I will have tonight. I’ve heard both good and bad things about running in the rain, but I decided that I needed to experience this firsthand and early if I was going to be a dedicated runner in the future. And so I went out….


… and it wasn’t that bad! It’s raining more than sprinkling, at a steady speed, but it’s not pouring. I wore a jacket for the first 1/3 of my run, but I got too hot and ended up tying it around my waist. I could’ve done without that added weight (it was soaked by the time I got home). Today I was proud because I not only did 12 cycles of Run 1 minute, Walk 2 minutes, but the first 4 cycles, I only walked 1.5 minutes in between. I think I could have done that the entire time had I not had the extra weight from being soaked. But I’m so happy! 12 minutes of running and 20 minutes of walking! Soooo much better than I was doing last week….

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