Thursday, I did not want to run. I would not have wanted to run even if the weather had been the perfect running weather. I would not have wanted to run even if I only had a few miles on the schedule. Neither of these was the case. It was rainy. It was 50 degrees. And I planned to do 10 miles.
I met up with my friend at 10am. Or rather, he came and knocked on my door, so I felt like I had to go run. After all, the man had run to my house in the rain. I at least owed him the courtesy of running a mile.
We ended up doing all 10 of the planned miles, despite rain, wind, and gigantic puddles. I was so wet by the time I got home that my shoes squirted out water every time I took a step. Normally, I cool off when I get home and drink a big glass of chocolate milk. Yesterday I walked in the door, took off my shoes, and headed straight for the shower. Despite a hot shower, a cup of coffee, and a bowl of soup, it took me three hours to warm up. But I got it done.
Moral of the story: Weather happens. What you do with it is up to you.
20 thoughts on “Just call me hardcore”
Good for you, running buddies are the greatest.
runner's guilt. isn't it the greatest?can only imagine how wet your shoes are. i only ran four and mine are still dripping 24hrs later.
Ah, but you were smiling in the shower, weren't you! Not always fun to do it but ALWAYS fun to get it done! Nice work!
Good for you for getting that 10 in!!!!! (said as I hide inside b/c of the rain……)
way to go hardcore mama! yes I would say someone showing up at the door is what it would have taken to get me out in that!
Wait, doesn't running in the rain count as a shower?…and, don't you feel better since you ran?
Once I plan a run, I go out no matter what the weather (barring lightning or an actual blizzard!). Good for you for not letting your running partner down! You ARE hardcore!
Once again proving that everything is easier with a buddy
Good for you! I knew you'd get it done!
Love "Weather happens. What you do with it is up to you." So true! I will think of this when I get lazy.
you are SO hard core!!;-) nice job. i'm gonna use that to title the mommy interval group run I'm hosting in ~30 min. thx!;-)
Awesome. Love getting it done like that. I wanted to ride my bike yesterday at lunch but my work actually needed my to work so I had to pass. Am sure I would still be shivering now though…
Good for you! You are indeed hardcore.
Yum . . .chocolate milk. Good job on the run!
hey hardcore,you rock.happy friday!
HELLO HARDCORE MAMMA!Glad you got out there, but I will say it again, so jealous of your cool temps! It's 80 again here today! Sheesh!Enjoy your weekend!
Didn't you feel so good after? It does help to have someone knock on your door. you can't really let them down.
I'm seriously impressed! You are totally hardcore in my books. I've had days like that where I've had to take a hot shower then sit on a heater vent with a blanket around me drinking hot chocolate to thaw out. I can't wait to get an outdoor run done tomorrow come rain or shine!