Friday, September 24, 2010

Praying to the Weather Gods

Living where I do, buckets of rain on a regular basis is a fact of life.  Preferring to run outdoors, I'm gonna get wet - alot.  And I'm one of the first to say "Suck It UP ... you're gonna get wet & sweaty anyway so who cares".  But last night I bowed to the rain. 

I had good intentions.  I knew it could would rain.  And I planned to walk for about a mile, then run 3 miles, then walk back.  Hmmmm ... good intentions .....

"People will judge you by your actions, not your intentions"

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

I did the 1 mile walk, stopped at a nice warm bathroom and I swear the rain quadrupled in quantity.  I stood under the cover outside the bathroom and just stared at the river for about 5 minutes.  Then I turned around and did the walk of shame back to my car.  I was already a drowned rat fairly wet, but my heart wasn't in it to be soaked to the bone.

I need to get a hat - soon!  Surely that would make me feel better.  And I need to find my microfibre sweater that seems to do a good job of keeping most of the rain on the outside.  The yoga style jacket I had on last night was cute, but provided no rotection or warmth.

So now I need to do a 3 mile run when I get home from work... and before I go to my friends house for Girls Night (whoop, whoop - I've assigned myself the Designated Driver so it will be a pretty mellow affair for me).  Saturday I will do a 3-4 mile run during my daughters pre-game warm-up.  And on Sunday I have 8 miles on schedule, hopefully with a new running buddy.  I also have a horse to show Sunday.  It would be nice to have a somewhat dry day.

A couple days ago the weather report for Sunday called for 50mm of rain (that's nearly 2 inches!).  Though yesterday that was revised to 25-35mm and today it's revised to 5-10mm.  I'm praying to the weather gods that the predicted rain amount will keep lessening to NIL or so.

I'm thinking of setting up a paypal account and a donation website to collect funds for Heidi's Wet Running Clothes Charity.  No??????  Maybe I could organize a run in my honor????  Sell my used tissues on ebay?  Go door to door with a collection box? :)

Have a great weekend!  I'm excited to be running 8 miles this weekend.  I haven't ran that far since June.

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Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Ooh, Heidi, hope it doesn't rain on you - you've had enough!

Woohoo on the 8 miles!!!!

(Just in case it does rain, wouldn't it be nice to curl up in an electric blanket once you get home (and dried off, of course)? Or at least a heating pad...

Marcelle said...

I feel for u as I dont do rain ~ drizzle I can do but rain...nope.

Good luck with all the weekend running..have lots of fun...we meeting Saturday morning and Sunday, and I think its going to be in rain as well for our runs.

kimert said...

I hope you get some dry running mile sin! Way to go on 8 miles!

Missy said...

Good for you for trying!! It would be easy to see rain and change plans right away ;o) Hope you have a great run this weekend!

Marlene said...

That's some crazy rain! I don't blame you... sometimes it is just not fun being soaked to the bone. Hope it dries up for you this weekend!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously the rain in FL is nutters...and yes somedays I can enjoy it, other days I just don't feel like being soaking wet and that's ok. Just find an indoor workout like kickboxing!

ajh said...

Have fun in the 8 miles. Hope your weather is good.

Fran said...

We don't have that much rain as you do but we have it frequently. They say this winter is going to be either very wet or that we are going to have a lot of snow. I prefer the rain in that case.

I wouldn't mind to give a donation for Heidi's charity, you deserve it.

But first: get a hat!

Anonymous said...

Hoping your 8 miler went off without a hitch! Running in the rain can be hard, but sometimes so refreshing too. I love my nike hat, and it's been great for any weather.

Nej said...

You haven't seen Jesus in any of the food you've eaten lately, have you? I hear that's a good seller!! (giggle)

I LOVE rain, and haven't had the chance to run in it yet this year. I always seem to luck out....well, to others it's lucking, I'd like to catch the rain every once and a while at least. :-)