The east coast got pounded Wednesday night and Thursday by tropical storm Nicole. We had flood warnings and a tornado watch. There were accidents everywhere and the major roads were basically a parking lot. This was definitely one of those times when I was glad I have a treadmill.
Except I wasn’t. I really had no desire to run six miles on the treadmill. I procrastinated for as long as I could. Finally (after the tornado watch was over), I decided to run outside. If it were raining on race day, I’d run it. I’ve run two half marathons in torrential rain and survived. Why exactly did I think it was too awful out for a run? As it turns out, the rain let up while I was running and it was a fairly pleasant run. Even with not stopping Garmin at the ridiculous number of red lights I hit, I ran the six miles at slightly under a ten minute pace.
So, another 100 mile month. Only three more to go and I’ll have hit 100 every month in 2010!
And Beer Geek asked, when I told him about running outside in the rain, “if a tornado picks you up and then drops you a couple of miles away, do those miles count in your running total?” General consensus seems to be “Hell, Yes!”