Sunday, March 9, 2008
Neither Rain, nor Sleet, nor Snow shall keep me from my long run!
When I got up early so that I could run with Jodi, I thought about going back to bed after I looked out the window. It was raining. And not just raining, it was still cold. So I bundled up and got all my gear together: water pack filled with Accelerade, cell phone, i pod, gloves, hat, vest, jacket and forgot my chapstick. Decided that I could leave the sunglasses home today. I drank 1/2 a glass of accelerade and took my vitamin, hoping that I wouldn't get sick. Jodi came and off we went. I picked a bad route this time. It was petty much all the way uphill. Just a slight incline for most of the way, but still uphill. It started to snow and sleet. It started stinging our faces. I stayed pretty warm, surprisingly except for my face! We finished the first 6 1/2 miles and Jodi went home to get ready for a sealing. I stuck my i pod in and went around the loop again, dreading the upcoming uphills. It went by surprisingly fast and I even saw a few friends along the way, some running and I saw Holly driving home from the gym. I looked down at one point and the snow had accumulated on the front on my pants. When I walked in the door my kids and hubby started to laugh at me. I guess my hair went all kind of matted and wet looking. Janz grabbed the camera and took a picture before I went in the bathroom to see for myself. Yep, it was bad. The pictures didn't even do it justice! It took 2 hours and 11 mins: a 10 minutes 4 sec per mile pace. I finished with 1 glass of accelerade and then about an hour later had oatmeal and milk. Felt good the rest of the day. I decided that I should be a postman; neither, rain nor sleet nor snow shall keep me from running!