Monday, August 23, 2010

Run? More like a wet t-shirt contest.

Friday I skidaddled down to River Boat Days (RBD10) to spend the night with Sheana (BFFF).  I got to town, we gussied ourselves up, and hit the town.  It is tradition to destroy eat many disgusting items of fair food between the two of us.  This year we were classier than previous years, taking down some cheese curds and a funnel cake.  Last year we devoured funnel cake, gyros, deep-fried Snickers (and I'm sure some others that I don't remember).  There was also a bout with food poisoning.  This year was much more successful only in the sense that I didn't almost die. :P  
We got our annual powdered sugar mustache photo.  And throughout the night thought it would be a great idea to take many cheesy senior picture inspired photos.  Enjoy.  :)



After shaking our tail feathers for a spell. :)

The fireworks show was a.ma.zing.  So good!  I have a soft spot for fireworks, but they were really impressive.


Tonight I had an easy 6 miler on the schedule.  It had looked like it was going to rain for most of the afternoon, so I knew I needed to hustle otherwise I was going to get caught up in it.  I changed and ran out the door.  From the time it took me to change out of my work clothes and in to my running clothes, the temp had dropped at least 15 degrees, and the humidity had lifted majorly.  Hey-o!  It started to sprinkle and I was a-ok with that.

The first 3 miles were pretty slow and easy going.  My iPod was dead, so I left it at home, and it was beautiful listening to the rain hitting the trees/leaves covering my head.  When I got to the turn around point, the skies opened up and dumped down on me.  Within a minute I was drenched, and for once it wasn't from my profuse sweating....score!  There was a full mile where I was running in to the rain and wind and it was blinding me.  As much as I love running in the rain, it was kind of a pain in the ass.  My shoes were drenched and were at least 20 pounds each.

I finished up the 6 miles in 59:46.  

9 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Its rare I get to run in the rain in CA so when it happens it's so on. But, I hear you on the shoes. It's like wearing ankle weights...

Jamie said...

YUM! fair food - love it :) what a great weekend!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ha, a good rainy run is awesome - until it's hindering and almost causing injury! Good thing you left that iPod out of the equation, it would be Donezo.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

That's some good running after all that fair food.

Dom and Trey said...

You made great time, considering how heavy your shoes were. I also enjoy running in the rain, but not pouring rain. Glad you got your miles in and good thing you left your iPod at home.

kassy said...

You two look like twins, what a great weekend huh ? :) cheers!


damn you're fast too!

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Heather said...

I have a love/hate relationship with running in the rain. I always think it will feel good and cool me right on off, but it ends up making me want to scream.

We're going to the state fair on Friday and I am definitely having cheese curds. And probably funnel cake. And some other stuff. :)

northlandrunner said...

Looks like you and your bff had lots of fun!

Love running in the rain, hate rain + wind. Way to be BA and run in wicked conditions :)

Glenn Jones said...

Rain? What's that? We haven't seen any here in Socal for several months.