Friday, January 22, 2010

Soaking Run


Last night Steven ran with me. There was some lightning (oops) and in the last mile a torrential downpour. It was pretty epic. The run felt nice, hopefully a good sign for Sunday's 1/2 marathon. This morning I woke up to crazy wind and rain outside. I cracked - the idea of jumping into the pool sounded awful, so I rolled over and went back to sleep. I'm going to finish up my swim week at lunch today. Rain or shine.

22 comments:

t-odd said...

You are so lucky! Lucky your husband can run with you. Lucky you can run outside. And DAMN lucky you didn't get struck by lightening and or drowned in a torrential downpour. (Although, I think Maggs secretly was hoping that one of those last two things would happen so she could claim butterfly victory.)

D said...

Oh. My. God!
You skipped your workout? I'm bloody shocked! :)

Molly said...

The joy of living in California! We don't know we aren't supposed to run in lightning/thunder :)

GoBigGreen said...

I love thunder and lightening I will take it to snow anyday! And sometimes we get thunder in the winter and that is WEIRD.
Ahh, yes come to MN and you TOO can have coffee sponsor coffee post swim. Ask Marit. Yum yum.
Good luck with your Half mary, hope it dries up.

MM said...

It's okay. Just skip the swim. I woke up, rode to the beach to swim and realized I forgot my bike lock. I won't swim later if you won't ;-)

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I come all the way to LA for this?? What kind of California welcome was going on this week?ro
Time to go home to some sunshine!
60 to 70F on Sunday with sun for the old 80 miler... now were talkin!!

Kiet said...

I second what D wrote, good to know you are human and not just a machine.

Amanda said...

sometimes that sleep is just way more important. i did the same thing. will get the run in after work - rain or shine.

i think maggs is trying to sabotage :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

You guys look so cute!! :)

I would have cracked too!! It has been snowing and sleeting here, so the idea of swimming outside kinda makes me want to puke. It's a good thing my pool is indoors!

kera said...

what a GREAT picture charisa!!!! good for you for rollin' over and going back to bed, you deserve it!!!

Running and living said...

SO even Charissa skips a workout once in a while:)

Lisa G said...

Glad to hear you got a bit of a sleep-in! Good luck in your half marathon this weekend!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I actually like running in the rain, but not in a torrential downpour!!

I was supposed to go swimming this morning too, but after being up all not hacking from this chest cold I have I decided to turn off my alarm and try to get some sleep. Sleep is good...sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered!

Good luck with your 1/2 on Sunday!

Mike Russell said...

Good luck on the race Sunday. You might want to bring your goggles in case they turn it into a 13.1 mile swim...

Teresa said...

One of Mark and I's most memorable dates was running in a full on flood, areas where cars were covered/sunk in water. It was fun, soaking wet, but fun!

Dirk said it counts as a swim if you send him a photo with fins on! Really, he did, ask him about it :)

tn

Bob Almighty said...

I just love running in the rain three plus sides:
1. you don't over heat
2. you don't have to worry about showering of washing your run clothes.
3. You feel like a total bad ass churning out the miles.

...ok so I'm kidding on number 2

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Epic. That says it all!

Ah, so you're only human after all...glad you gave yourself a little break.

Mama Simmons said...

Running in the rain is awesome as long as it's not too cold. Wet is fine. But cold and wet? No thank you.

Good luck this weekend! :)

Meg said...

I bet your body was happy with your choice to sleep in! Have FUN on Sunday, I'll cheer for you as you RUN by smiling(because you always run with a smile)!!

MR. HONE said...

Tear up the race!!

Erin said...

Running in the downpour can be fun.... but lightening is a big scary!

Good luck in the half!!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Good call! You were smart!!! :) Can't wait to hear about the race - I've been sending you great vibes all morning! WOO HOO!