Well, to be fair, it actually rained lightly for the first 12 miles or so. Just enough to be annoying. Then the heavens opened up for the next few miles. Yeah, our planned 20 miles turned into 14.20. (don't forget the .20!) There just comes a point when it is raining so hard that you can hardly see, your shoes squish with every step and they weigh twice as much as they should. Plus your sweat rag is soaked, but not with sweat. Time to call it a day.
Yeah, we are totally hardcore. Michelle and I changed clothes twice. New shirts and hats after mile 11, and again before we got in the car. My toes were all wrinkly and we were just about the only people at the lake. Yeah, no cyclists, no dogs, no babies. Just a few insane runners. You know, and us. That's me, the super cool one with the head lamp. (and the still nasty bruise from my attack of the thorns)
The rest of my day was spent caring for poor blind Hubs. He's actually recovering from his Lasik nicely, if more slowly than expected. I did head to the grocery store and gasped with glee when I saw THIS at the entrance.
The first pumpkins of Fall! Of course I bought one. These are intended for cooking, but they are just so darling I couldn't resist one for our living room. I am passionate about pumpkins. I usually pick up another each time I head to Central Market. My very favorite are the sage green/taupe Fairy Tale pumpkins. Gorgeous!
I headed out this evening for a bit since I cut yesterday's run so short. I got in a solid 3 miles with six 30 second pick ups. It felt good to run fast! I need to remember to do this more often. What's 30 minutes? Not every run has to be in the double digits!
Tomorrow I'm back to work. I wish I felt rested, but I don't. Oh wells, there is another weekend in less than a week! Maybe I'll set some sleep then. My goal tonight is to be in bed by 9 pm. Can I do it? It's still rainly and gloomy, that should provide some good sleeping weather, plus, I love a challenge!