Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am not either a wuss

I rarely run in rain because I generally dislike it.

But today, this was on the radar at the time I had to run, but I had to get my run done, and that was the only time I could, so I sliced right through that enormous Gordian knot of excuses that I can generate at a moment's notice and out the door I went.

It was freaking pouring. I was soaked through by the first turn out the driveway. But actually it didn't feel so bad, since it was a balmy 60*F outside. The only major annoyance was that my too-large Coolmax shirt got flappy and floppy and my visor started getting heavy and sinking down my face when it got loaded up with water. A couple stops to tighten it and I was all set.

191 minutes of walking and running done in 3 days out of my "Biggest Loser Challenge" requirement of 280 minutes for the week. Yeah, I think I can handle another 89 minutes in 4 days. If I get ambitious I may subtract the walking part out and just finish it all running. We'll see. I'm just not positive exactly how I'll get it done yet because we're going for a little RV vacation this coming weekend. We're test-renting a big RV from a new place in town for a couple nights and taking it down to Chincoteague for the long spring break weekend. The weather for the weekend looks MUCH more promising for some running than today's did, however!

12 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Way to get it done in the rain! BTW, what do winners of that Biggest Loser contest get?

Dave M said...

Hey Nancy, it's runs like this that remind you how awesome you are when the weather is fine. It's especially helpful to remember during races!

Ellie Hamilton said...

Chincoteague was our first RV test-run! I LOVED it out there. It was there that I learned to love my aerobars :-)

Way to go, running in the rain like that. I'll take the risk of getting rained on but I don't think I've ever *started* in a downpour. Nice going!

Downhillnut said...

You are definitely not a wimp. There is a point on rainy runs, when one just can't get any wetter, so you might as well finish.

Good job getting out there, and not waiting for better stuff!

TriGirl Thea said...

My thats a lot of run/walking!

Well done you for getting out and getting it done, despite the miserable weather!

Comm's said...

keep on keeping on Nancy. Did I miss the prize for winning this BL challenge at the Y? What do you get

Nancy Toby said...

I don't know! They're keeping it secret. I'm not going to win anyway, just because I'm not willing to cut calories that much nor eat a diet I couldn't sustain for a lifetime. It's just for a little motivation boost!!

Rainmaker said...

Nicely done! You clearly exemplified HTFU attributes.

Jade Lady said...

Way to go! That storm system would have sent me straight to the gym. But, sounds like you weathered it just fine.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job in the rain!!!

amybee said...

Hey: I usually don't mind the rain, but you are right: it has to be a warm rain. It is pretty grim to run in the cold rain.

We have more snow, which is highly disappointing. That is just FROZEN cold rain. Bleah.

I'm curious about your Biggest Loser Challenge... is that posted somewhere? I could use some extra motivation right now.

Nancy Toby said...

No, there's nothing online about our Biggest Loser thing - I wish! It's just being run via email and meetings out of our local YMCA.