I set out for 4 miles today, and it started out great...first mile was 9:10, so I was HAPPY! Then...mid way through the run, I decided I was going to attempt 5 miles. Why not? I was feeling good and my pace was excellent. *It was cloudy, but it's been cloudy here for WEEKS and no rain, so who would have thought.
Mile 3 and it starts POURING!!! I was drenched, but wanna know something crazy?
I LOVED IT!
The rain beating down on me was seriously AMAZING! I was even laughing at myself enjoying that run so much! The funny thing is, on the course there were TONS of runners doing the same thing...none of us seemed to mind.
Could be that it hasn't rained here in MONTHS, or that we were all drenched in sweat from the humidity and then at last...THE RAIN!
Not too sure, but this morning I felt completely refreshed!
I was in the zone, had a great run and came home SOAKED!
Have you ever run in the rain? And enjoyed it?
*I remember seeing a video on a blog about CrossFit and they were working out in the pouring down rain and I was thinking to myself, Wow...who would want to exercise in the rain?!
I guess that answer is ME and a bunch of other crazy, workoutaholics too!!!
My Accomplishment: Some people do not weigh themselves...they don't even own a scale. But since I have struggled with weight MOST of my life, I own one and probably use it too much. It decides my mood for the day, if I allow it (I try to stay away from it as much as possible) but today, after that nice run in the rain, I thought I'd jump on and see what's happening! To my SURPRISE, I lost 3 lbs, which makes me at my exact weight that I was when I first lost all of my weight, 11 years ago!!! AMAZING! I started crying...yes, I did and I'm not afraid to admit it!
I used to tell myself I'd never get back to that point, because at that time I was working out 3-4 hours a day, eating VERY strict with mega protein AND it was before having children or a hubby! but look at me...I DID IT!!!
Now, excuse me while I jump up and down in excitement!!!