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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Running in the rain


This morning I headed out on a early morning run with the same group of girls from last Saturday. We met about 7:30am for a 6 mile run.

On my way to our meeting spot it was absolutely POURING rain! I don’t really have any waterproof running gear… But everyone showed up and we headed out to tackle our 6 miles that we had planned. Once we started running the rain stopped! It was perfect running weather, and I even was starting to think I wore to many layers.

When we hit mile 3 the rain picked back up again.. It was coming down fast and hard and the wind that picked up was fabulous to! Needless to say, by the time we finished we were all soaked to the bone. I had so much water in my shoes from running through the puddles, but that’s 6 miles down that I can cross off my training calendar! (I get some kind of weird satisfaction from doing that.) I don’t mind running in the rain. It was nice for the first little while but once the wind picked up I was ready to be done!


After the run, I had to teach Body Pump.. with no time to change into clean dry  clothes. I had crazy beanie hair and mascara running down my face to. (Yes, I wear makeup to the gym when I’m teaching don’t want to scare people! Winking smile)  My clothes dried pretty fast but the wet shoes were driving me crazy through class. After class a friend talked me into running just 1 mile with her. Who would I be to turn that down?

I came home and made a shake


In the mix

  • 1.5 C. Almond milk
  • 1/2 C. Strawberries
  • 1/2 C. Blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tbs. Chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla isolate protein
  • ice


After a nice shower and tackling some chores around the house I whipped up a quick egg scramble.



That looks like a big mess.. but that’s just what it was, and it was good.

Now its time to actually get ready for the day! I think we are going to head out for a fun family date night!

I took one look outside and it finally decided that its winter.. I better dress warm.


Check out the size of those snowflakes!! Now I’m glad I got my run done earlier!

Have a great Saturday!

Q. What is your perfect running weather/conditions?

Early morning.. at dawn, 60 degrees, mildly flat, no stoplights,and  NO WIND. – thank you.


  1. I ran in the rain yesterday too. I ran 7 miles & was SOAKED to the bone. Sadly, I don't have a running jacket, but I tell ya, I'm gonna be looking for one. I love running in the rain and when it's not too hot and not too cold.

  2. We woke up to the first[icy] snow Saturday morning... I don't mind running in the rain, especially during the summer, but I am not dedicated enough to run in the snow- it's a 100% guarantee that I'll face plant or end up on my butt :P

  3. who watches your kids when you work out so many times during the day? i am lucky to get one workout in, and that's only if i get up before the babe wakes, or wait until after she's in bed. how do you go to the gym and things multiple times a day?

    1. Just like that. Usually before they wake up, ir when my husband gets home from work. I also take them to the gym daycare or I take turns with my sisters watching her kids while she works out then she watches mine while they nap and I go for a run or something when its to cold to push the stroller;)Its different everyday.