W8R2 this afternoon was my first run in the rain. Amazing that we haven't had any day-time rain for over 7 weeks! I thought it would be refreshing to run in the rain, but found that my trainers aren't waterproof, that my jacket keeps rain out but sweat in, and that it IS possible to be both cold and hot at the same time!
I'm finding W8 quite hard and I swore at Laura this afternoon, when she said 'well done, that's 5 minutes done'. WHAT!? YOU MEAN I'VE GOT ANOTHER 23 MINUTES TO GO! Good job I was the only person in the entire, rain-sodden park. Because, of course, everyone else was at home in the warm eating their Sunday roast, most likely. So, of course, this made me feel very smug and even more determined to keep going. And I'm sure that the last 14 minutes goes much quicker than the first 14 mins - some kind of time-warping-inverse-relationship thing.
But I figured that living in England means that I had better get used to running in the rain because that is probably going to be the norm! So.... sodden, soggy feet are going to be 'de-rigeur'!