Normally, on Saturdays, it is my long run day. I try to increase my running mileage by one mile per week. Last week I ran 9.5 miles so today, I ran about 10.5 miles.
I had originally planned on getting up super early and be finished by 8am. When I woke up around 6, I could hear the rain. I decided to sleep in a little longer. By 8:00, I was ready to get up and get ready until my daughter said "I want pancakes"! Just hearing her beautiful voice ask for it, how could I not make them for her? After making them, I got ready for my run and I noticed it had started to rain again, a brief thought occur to me to skip my run but I was going anyways. I won't be able to run next Saturday because hubby has a competition so I better do it today, stick to the plan! When I arrived at the trails, I noticed very few cars. Yes, it's later than usual, after 9:30 and rainy, I saw a familiar face starting out. The rain steadily fell and at times, poured but I was determined to finish my whole run. First 3 miles were a bit tough. I felt stiff and my Achilles was hurting a bit. Mile 4 and 5 felt better. I was getting into the rhythm. Mile 5 was a good time to take my energy gel so I could keep my energy up for the later miles. Around mile 6, it started to pour. I thought about calling it good enough but I continued to run. I finished the last mile at a decent enough pace and felt good I did it. The rain even stopped! I went back to take a picture of one of the puddles I ran through.
Unfortunately, no pace and exact mileage of today's run. I must had hit the button to stop the running app during my run.
Once home, I soaked in the tub for a while before finally getting food to eat.
It was a good day, I am a Runner and I feel good. :)
Final note, I love this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running