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Friday, July 23, 2010

I did it - I finally got my 10 miler in - pouring rain!

I DID IT - I RAN 10 Miles!!!

I was determined to finally get my 10 miler in.  I had been trying to run the 10 miler for the last couple of weekends.  I got 8 &  9 miles in - but just couldn't pull out the 10 miles.  Well I didn't get to sleep early last night - so when the alarm went off this morning I didn't want to get up.  I adjusted my alarm and went back to sleep.  Of course when I did get up I had to eat, take the trash out . . . and make sure I had taken care of some other business.  It was 7:50 when I left and I checked the weather and . . . yup it was going to rain.

As it turned out - the rain felt good and kept me cool.  My garmin had some sporadic issues (I assume because of being wet) and I wasn't able to adjust the bezel to check my pace or time, but after awhile it eventually woke up and at least I could see the time and pace when I hit the mile markers.

It was a slow pace.  10:27 - but it was 10 miles and I am OK with that.

I bought new shoes last week and hadn't worn them yet.  I decided that I would wear them for my long run this weekend (moved to today because of long bike rides scheduled for this weekend).  So when I knew it was going to pour I had to decide whether to wear them or not.  There is something about new shoes - you want to keep them looking new.  Well what the heck - shoes are meant to be worn and what better way to break in a new pair of shoes than to wear them for a 10 mile run - a run that I had been trying to get in for the last 2 weeks.  Well those shoes are soaked and soggy - but still look clean.  ;-)  They felt good.

My new Nike Pegasus - wet and soggy - ;-)

I was dripping wet when I got home - immediately showered - now blogging - next up . . . stretch.  

Tomorrow and Sunday are two 40 mile bike rides.  




  1. Woohoo! Great job getting it done :) ...in the rain no less!

    You are doing awesome...all that biking and running...impressive! You must be so proud of yourself :)

  2. This just in ... YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR!!!