It was raining today. And I mean really raining. But it was Wednesday and on Wednesday’s I run with the F’N (Frankfort-New Lenox) Running Club so I was absolutely ready to run. I work downtown Chicago and let’s just say I’m “busy” so basically I never even looked out a window today but kept getting random messages, “are you still running?”. Well,
hell yes I’m still running. Hubby is covering the kids so short of sleeting rain in the MIDDLE of a blizzard WITH 50 below temps……I’m running! As a mom, full-time employee, and Chi-Town commuter, I may not get another chance to run until next Wednesday….yep, I’m definitely running. That being said, I realized it would be a small group. I don’t count on many people to show but I had faith that Susan would show. I was pretty sure Brian P. would show and I thought everyone else would wuss out that would be it. I was wrong. Allow me to give a HUGE shout out to Kate L., Brian H., Susan D. and Brian P. for making an appearance. PROUD of all of you! I thank you for not making me run alone in the rain for showing up.
However, fortunately Kate L. showed up to break the tie…..so the winner was…….a run in the rain. Thanks, Kate…..
not sure how I would have explained that one to the family. Here is the proof post run photo of Kate, myself and Brian P soaked to the bone.
Tonight was a trial run for me after the cortisone shot in my right heel/arch on Monday. I must say that I felt pretty good today after a
shitty pretty bad day yesterday. However, I was nervous about running and my plan was basically to show up, get out of my car, and do any type of mileage so that I could have something in the books and have a post run point of comparison.
The group tonight went 2 to 4 miles at varying paces. It was warm at 51 degrees but the rain was pelting us pretty hard at times. I still wore a light wind-breaker, to help with the rain, and light gloves. The rain can chill a person quickly if they aren’t careful! Kate was kind enough to hang back with
my knucklelights me so that I didn’t have to race Susan and Brian P. back to the beer our cars. We did a leisurely 3.57 miles in 36:40 but I was out there. I had some pins and needles mid foot, toward the arch, but didn’t feel anything in my heel. It was good. I think I was being more cautious than anything but if I can get to the point of running pain-free then I’m totally okay with giving up some good running now. I also iced and drank some beer took some ibuprofen post run, which will hopefully handle any extra swelling. I’m not planning to run again til the weekend and will hopefully be ready to fly by then. Whoooop!
Do you go out to run in the rain? Or do you hit the dreadmill at the first indication of clouds? Or do you just wait it out, even if that means skipping it for another day? Let me know how you work out the weather “issue”.
Cheers to Making Progress.
Double Cheers to my Rain Warriors; I’m proud of you!! Amanda – TooTallFritz email@example.com