I must be CRAZY! After dinner tonight I was trying to decide if I should train for my 5K today. It was raining, so I thought maybe I’d skip today and train tomorrow. My mom, being as full of wisdom as she is, said, “Well, if you were in a real race they wouldn’t call it off for rain, would they?”
She was right. So I put on my running clothes, a light waterproof jacket and a ball cap to help protect my glasses. I’m nearly blind without them and don’t wear contacts.
Out the door I went, into the rain and wind. I started out with a 5-minute walk. Then I had to switch to a jog/walk pattern for twenty minutes. The pattern is 60-seconds of jogging then 90-seconds of walking. Repeat 7 more times for a total of twenty minutes.
On the second round of the jog/walk, it started raining harder.
On the third round, it started lightning.
On the fifth round, I couldn’t get through the entire 60-seconds of jogging and I wanted to quit! It was raining, after all!
I didn’t quit, though. I ran for 42 seconds of the 60, walked the remaining 18 seconds and then persevered into the 90-second portion of the round. By the time that was over, I had regained my momentum and was able to finish out the workout.
In the rain.
By the way…that jacket WASN’T waterproof!
I must be out of my mind!