Rainy Days and Sundays

It doesn’t rain here all that often.  When it does, it is usually commented on.  Today there were flash flood warnings over night, and there are flash flood watches through tomorrow morning.  We got some rain.  Enough that Lake Travis is up over a foot.

Last night, squirrel girl had work, and wanted to have a couple pain pills (industrial strength tylenol) dropped off.  She implied she wanted to have them driven over.  I looked at it as an opportunity to get in my long run.  I knew it was roughly 8.4 miles from my house to her work round trip AND it was supposed to rain.

I’ve been hoping for rain.  I don’t know what the weather will be like at Disney in January, and every time we go to Epcot it rains.  I knew I needed to try to train in the rain.  Long or short, or even part of a training outing, I needed to train in the rain.  So, we walked the tylenol over.

We walked very fast.  We averaged 15.29 minute miles.  It felt amazing…

I’ve started to remind myself that I need to release all tension in my arms and legs, my hands and my feet. It helps.  When my feet hurt, I release the tension and breathe deeply.

It never did rain last night.  The lightning danced in the clouds.  But the rain held off for hours after we got home.  It eventually let lose.  We got floody floody rain over night and when I got up this morning I went on a 30 min ‘run’ (everyone calls it run, even though this morning it SO wasn’t even a jog, but I still averaged a 15.08 minute mile.  In the rain.

Training in the rain is hard.  But it felt really good, too.

I’m starting to feel almost human.  The Orencia is working.  I am hoping it KEEPS working, but it’s working.

Tonight, I’m tired.  Not in pain.  Not horribly tired, but I’m tired.

I’m starting to believe I might actually be able to do the Disney Half.  I’m thinking I might even do okay in the 10 miler in 2 weeks.

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2 responses to “Rainy Days and Sundays

  1. Well done you. It’s hard enough to train without the rain looming behind you. I bet you felt great afterwards though. Feel tired though – you deserve this rest, you’re moving forward :-)

    • I felt amazing. I always feel guilty when I take a day off even though the training plan has them built in and everyone says you need them… but… today is that day…

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