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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Double digits in freezing rain

I've inched my way back to double-digit runs!
This time it took me a good 8 weeks to go from 0 miles to 10. Last time I was injured, this July, I think I hit 10 miles 4 or 5 weeks in? Not sure. All I know is, I'm taking things a lot more slowly now!

I tried out the socks I got for Christmas for this run, but I can't tell you anything about them: my feet were soaked in minutes. It had rained all night, steady, cold rain, and it just didn't stop. The whole run was in the rain, attempting and failing to dodge puddles, ducking from street splashes. I only saw three other runners! Usually St. Charles Ave and Audubon Park are full of runners, especially on a weekend, but I had the park to myself. Good thing, since I intelligently selected a white shirt and light blue shorts. I was pretty much running in soaked, clinging, sheer polyester. Ugh.
Back home and soaked through (see the rain drops on my neck?!)

By the time I got home, I was soaked, even my hair under my hat. But ten (slow, wet) miles were done!

Happy New Year!

Forgotten Christmas gift update: David, searching usual hiding places to discover the gift he forgot to give me, found a pair of earbuds he also forgot to give me. But no mug.


  1. That is great that you are back to the double digits! Running in the rain is probably one of my least favorite elements to run in, but I always feel like I am really tough when I do! Happy New Year!

  2. I can't imagine rain... we got a bunch more snow last night. Yay for double digits!! Happy new Year! :)

  3. those are my fav socks for non freezing days. Glad to hear you hit the dd's! Smart to take it slow.. HNY!

  4. Hurray for double digits again! And as much as I don't really look forward to running in rain, especially cold rain, it makes me feel tough. :)

    Happy New Year to you!