This past weekend was all rain all the time. (Ok, maybe there were a few breaks, but not many and there was snow…) It was one of those weekends where all you want to do is curl up on a couch under a warm blanket with a book.
Spoiler: That? Was the one thing I didn’t do.
With 34+ miles to go until I hit 200 miles for March, I knew I’d be busy. When the rains hit on Friday morning, I thought it was going to be a miserable weekend of running.
Spoiler: It was not.
On Friday, a friend reached out to me and wanted to join me for 5 miles. I took her up on it and we ran 5 miles faster than I meant to. Then I finished up with 4.6 slow miles in the rain.
9.6 down, 24.7 to go.
Late Friday night, I got guilted into getting up early on Saturday and joining an MRTT group for a run. I dragged my butt out the door into another rainy day and had a fun but muddy run with some wonderful ladies. And then I snapped this awesome pic:
8.5 more miles done, 16.2 to go.
Instead of a nap or a nice read on the couch, I ended up heading to work at the library to cover for someone who couldn’t make it in.
Exhaustion may have played a role in this conversation:
What? We were talking about Ragnar.
And in my delirious state: I joined a team for my first Ragnar this coming fall.
But, the weekend wasn’t over yet – I still had a race to work and miles to run.
Sunday dawned cold and wet. Really, really wet.
I was in charge of the water stop for a 5K in DC, so I got up early and dressed not quite appropriately. At least I was smart enough to wear Beer Geek’s rain jacket that covered me almost to my knees.
(Tip: If you are ever working or volunteering at a race, the answer to “Do I need to put on another layer?” is ALWAYS yes.)
It was cold. It was pouring! But the volunteers were awesome and the runners were amazingly cheery despite the weather.
But I’ll be honest: there was no way I was going running outside after 3 hours in the cold and wet.
8.3 miles on the treadmill, 7.9 miles to go!
Come back tomorrow to see if I make my goal of 200 miles in March! And get a sneak peek at my planned outfits for 5 half marathons in 5 days!
And you’ve got just a day left for the Apera Sprint Bag giveaway!
12 thoughts on “Adventures in the Rain”
Oooh, you are going to have so much fun with Ragnar!!! =) I volunteered in 2012 for my friend’s team, and they had a blast. It’s one of the things on my bucket list.
You’ll get there! 200!
We volunteered at the Portland Marathon a few years ago in the worst rain. Handing out gummy bears, floating in cups of rain water. Good times, good times!
wow – 200 miles in a month is amazing! so impressed!!!
rained all weekend in Philly – not a happy camper here.
That is some serious running the past few days – glad that you had company for a lot of the miles!!! I know that you will hit the goal today!!!
You are a freaking rock star! I can’t even imagine going for 200 miles in a month. Madness, but well done! (Just saw on facebook that you made it!)
That’s impressive. The running in the rain. The consecutive days. And getting to 200 miles – because I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t let that one go when you’re so close.
Which Ragnar will you be running? I know a group of moms that are also trying to get a group together, and as much I really want to do one, the thought of doing it with all people I don’t really know…..I’m just not sure. If there was just ONE person there that I really knew going, I would be less scared!
200 miles qualifies you for rock star status!!! I love that pic you snapped! I am really trying to convince myself to do a Ragnar this year. I have the opportunity to do either the Vegas one or the Adirondacks and I just can’t decide. Which one are you doing?
Oh my goodness! I got in my 9 miles when it was barely drizzling Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend even my dog didn’t want to go outside!
Wow! Ragnar. Impressive!!
I love that pic. It almost makes the weather bearable…Almost!
That was an amazing picture!! Way to go on 200 miles in one month! Which Ragnar are you participating in? I ran Key West last year.