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It’s Raining It’s Pouring: BOB Single Ironman Weather Shield
September 8, 2011
I am probably one of the very few people in the Northern Virginia area who is not yet sick of the non stop rain we have been having for the past couple of days.
My little girl Chloe celebrated her 5th birthday yesterday in the rain. The day was much like the day she was born – it seemed fitting since her middle name is Raine.
Yesterday I ran 5 miles at an easy pace on the treadmill since I could not head outside. I started out at a 9:10 pace. I promise you that it was not an easy run. Really is any treadmill run easy?
Today I REALLY did not want to have to run on the treadmill again so I timed my run to fit in while Miles was at pre-school for 2 hours and Chloe was at school. In order to fit it all in I knew I would have to be in the car pool line early in order to be heading home by 9. I needed to be running by 9:30 at the latest and could not run for more than an hour and five minutes. I would have 5 minutes to dry off and change before needing to get back on the road in order to pick Miles up at 11. This was all during baby C’s typical nap time so I knew he would be just fine sleeping for however long I needed to run.
Thankfully I have the BOB Single Ironman Weather Shield because it was pouring outside. I was drenched with in the first 5 minutes of the run. My shoes felt like bricks because of how soaked they were. I managed to fit in 8 miles!
On my run I thought allot about the cleansing properties of the rain, for me and the earth. I truly love rain runs and really enjoyed having Colton along with me. It is a wonderful feeling inside when there are not any negative thoughts in your head and you only focus only on all the things you are grateful for.