The worse the weather, the more determined I am to run outside. Maybe it's all the people telling me not to go. I was bound and determined to get my 4.5 miles in today. All I needed was Becky's cooperation.
It was thundering and lightening all day. Becky was on the fence if she wanted to go outside because of visibility issues with her glasses. I was being selfish and did my best to convince her. She agreed and planned out a good route for us so we weren't being pelted with rain and wind the whole time.
On my way to meet Becky, I started cracking up when I saw a news van that read, "Severe Storm Team" on the side parked by the river. I knew they were there because of our flood watch, but I didn't think that was a good sign.
but it's been worse.
|Back in 2008 when the Root River flooded.|
We finished our run where we split to go home. We didn't mince any words today and made a quick departure. I started to cool down and was really starting to get cold.
When I got home, I was completely drenched!
|Haha. You can see Kevin taking my picture.|
I really didn't stretch afterwards like I should have. I hopped right in the shower, made some tea, started my split pea soup (which is a whole ordeal in itself), and went to log in all my run data in the 4 different places I put it.
I'm still cooking my split pea soup. I soaked the beans overnight like I'm supposed to and I cooked it for two hours. When I went to taste it, the peas were still crunchy! What the heck? I'm going to be up all night trying to finish this. At least it tasted pretty good - minus the crunchy peas.
Would you run in the rain? Or treadmill all the way?