Monday, March 9, 2009

Rainy Weekend!

I didn’t run on Friday (rest day) and the weather was crappy on Saturday, it was raining since Friday night. I finally saw a break in the weather and decided to run. About a mile into my run, it started to drizzle. I thought no big deal and continued on my way. The drizzle was no problem, until it started coming down a little heavier. I am sure you know what happened next, it soon was pouring and I was miles from home. My headphones must have gotten wet and they didn’t work after a while. I was concerned that my phone and MP3 would also get damaged so I covered them up the best I could. Needless to say my run was shorter than anticipated, and I made a turn to head home. I was about a ½ mile from the house and my wife pulled up to alongside me, apparently she was out driving around looking for me to check if I was ok. I told her thanks, but I would just see her at the house since I came this far, was already soaked and so close to home. I changed out of my wet clothes and took a hot shower to warm up. I guess I should have seen it coming, but I really didn’t want to get on the treadmill.

Since I only did 4.5 miles of my planned 7 miler on Saturday, I decided to hit it again on Sunday. It was still raining on Sunday, actually had not stopped since Saturday, so I chose the treadmill. I put in a Netflix movie (Wanted) and started my run. I only did 3 miles; I just couldn’t get into it. After my run and finishing my movie, it was time to go to my son’s All Star game for basketball. After b-ball we headed shopping. My wife had a 30% coupon for Kohl’s where I picked up a few new running shirts and then we headed home.

Total miles for last week:

18.1. A little less than I hoped for, but will work on it this week.

Today is looking so much nicer, the rain has stopped, the sun is peaking through the clouds and temps are in the 40’s. I plan on running outside, now that it will be light out, when I get home tonight.


  1. Running in the rain and cold sucks, but you did it!!! How was the movie, by the way?

  2. Oh man. I am sorry you got stuck in the rain. I was hoping for clear skies this weekend and was so dissappointed.

    I bet Wanted would be fun to run to though! We are always trying to come up with fun things to watch while running.

  3. Wanted was a great movie. The plots twists and I didn't see it coming. I recommend it!

  4. Running in the rain is awesome! (when it's not cold) Oy I can't tell you how many mp3 players I've fried when using them in the rain HAHA