Hello fellow C25K-ers, grads, friends, countrymen...
Today the torrential rain bid me a miserable welcome to week 7... But I'm thrilled to say it wasn't miserable at all! This run was ridiculous and definitely an experience, but wonderful... My absolute favourite of the whole programme so far!
Stepped out the front door, stepped straight back inside... What was I thinking? It was absolutely belting down out there! Contemplated 25 mins of running on the hot sweaty, (now boring, but distinctly dry) treadmill. Headed back outside - what's a bit of rain, I'm a 'real' runner now... Laura said so!
Thoroughly drenched by the time I reached the canal path, not a soul outside but me, off I went with my run. It was interesting, more of a mud and puddle slalom than a run and blimey it was so slippy! I swear the ducks weren't quacking but laughing as I squelched along in my very non-waterproof running shoes getting splattered in mud, thoroughly soaked, hair plastered to my red face and still singing away!
12.5 mins done, felt good, no niggles, just fun running in the ridiculous rain... and am sure done with a faster snail pace than normal due to the shock of the soaking and extra energy needed for the mud and pud hurdles!
Then, as I was trespassing over what can only be described as Shrek's bog, running but sinking at the same time, I slipped again and only just managed to stay upright that time. Back the other way quick before I gave myself a serious injury as well as a full mud bath, I finished up on the canal and was back on the streets still running for the last 5 minutes, still full of energy, a bit quicker still without the mud hazards AND with extra beans to spare for a super snail sprint finish... with an extra minute at the end, just for the fun!
Arrived home drenched, filthy, shattered, sweaty and... smiley Loved this run!
Good luck all with your next runs. Thanks for sticking with me on this long, silly post!