Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Neither rain, humidity or heat will keep me.......

I have been weighing myself everyday....and I'm happy to say that the scales are looking good.   I weighed myself on Friday my 'first day of 10K training'.    I am proud to say that I'm down 3 pounds since then.  I know that a good bit of this is probably water weight loss.  But you know what....I'll take it.  Sadly, at the beginning of this 10k journey my weight was at the top end of this weight loss vortex that I've been stuck in.   So I'm still 3 pounds away from leaving it far behind, but I'm working on it!!!

So this morning.  I had plans for my morning.  I set my alarm for 5AM.  I had grand plans to get my scheduled run completed before I needed to leave the house (which was a few minutes before 7 AM).   I had absolutely no problem waking up at 5.  But dang, it was so dark outside, I just couldn't do it.  I laid in bed and relaxed for a while and then threw my running clothes into my gym bag and headed out the door.  There was no doubt in my mind, I was running after work.

And then......I started to get severe storm warnings on my phone.  GRRRR  And at about 4:45 a monsoon blew in and it poured down rain.  I started to have doubts about my run.  A light drizzle or a steady rain is ok but a downpour with wind and lightening.....maybe not.

Luckily for me, it cleared up and I changed my clothes and headed out to run.

It was a rough run.  I was slow and it was so humidly hot, but I did it.  I had planned to do 3 miles (my schedule demanded 2.5).  I'm sorry to say that I didn't make the 3.  I did however make it 2.67 (and I walked the last half mile)

I did it....and all I'll say is that this was the. Best. Sight. Ever!


LuckyMama said...

That was a pretty hefty, though short, storm this afternoon!

Yay for you that you got your run in!!!! Awesomeness!

Fran said...

That's what matters: you did it! Well done.

Rebooting Myself said...

Great job!!

Unknown said...

What an inspiration you are! I love reading your posts. Thank you for running and blogging about it so I, me, a new runner, can watch you and learn from you. God bless your journey my friend and many blessings from heaven on your legs and feet.


Kerstin said...

Well done, Mary Fran! I have to admit that you had me at severe weather warning. I will never forget that summer when I still lived in Massachusetts and we had a tornado and tons of severe storms; I have never spent so much time in my basement! As a European I am just not used to this kind of severe weather and I am glad to be out of it, it's just not something I can ever get used to. I love your determination and frame of mind, you are an inspiration!