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.
LIFE IS SO GOOD!!!!!