Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

If You Like Piña Coladas...

... and getting caught in the rain.... (can't get this darn cheesy song out of my head)



Alright, the song comes to mind because we got caught in the rain during our long run this afternoon. Everyone knows that inclement weather always makes one think of cheesy music... duh! Due to the fact that the kiddos were out of school today, we had to get creative in terms of babysitting and the time we headed out for our run. Karen's daughter (aka babysitter extraordinaire) came to the rescue and stayed with Bella so we could head out on our 10 mile trek. Karen and I had a plan for this run, our route was planned, we planned to run 4:1 intervals and we had a fuel plan in place. The only thing that could have used better planning was our hydration plan, but we managed to make it work, but we will definitely have a better plan in place for our next long run. We were even ready for the rain that had been forecasted, and you know my thoughts on running in the rain.... BAD A**. As you might have guess, we did get caught in the rain, but it really wasn't that bad at all. Anyways, we were just chugging along nicely, but we were slower than we had hoped. We chatted about everything, we were having fun and waiting for that euphoric moment like we had on our 9 miler. Then this weird thing happened... that super high and giddy moment we felt last time never came. I wasn't trying to high five strangers or anything like that. It really kind of bummed us both out, and then by mile 8, I was just ready for it all to be over. Somewhere between 8 and 9, my calf started cramping, it was very frustrating and it just felt amplified because I wasn't feeling that awesome high that I feel when we go long. We got it done, but it wasn't that same feeling. Even after we got home, it was just so anti-climatic. So, we came to the consensus that 11 will bring that feeling back, and we were just having an off day. Shaking off the disappointment and trying to focus on the general bad assery that comes with knowing that we finished 10 miles!

Now, it's time to get to bed because I have Bosu class in the morning. Karen and I signed up for a bosu belly blast class that Amy is having at the gym. Should be interesting...

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Bad assery - I love it!

I love how you made that 10 mile run happen even though it wasn't at all convenient. And, instead of wallowing in the blahness of your run, you just shook it off and planned the next. You are such a rockstar at this running thing. I have a lot to learn from you!

FruitFly said...

That is so long!! Awesome!!

I felt similar after my 7 miles. I was SO excited when I finished 6, so I thought 7 was going to be even better. Instead I just felt defeated.

Let's blame it on both of us being caught in the rain without any pina coladas!

Lucy said...

Kelly- You're a rock star too! We all are!

RR- I think our next long runs are going to be incredible and we'll have that awesome high. Although, I do have to agree with you. Chances are that the lack of piña coladas probably was to blame.

Kelly said...

I just have to tell you that I had this song in my head all day yesterday. I was in the car with my kids and my 14-year old son was signing "It's a Small World" to bug his 12-year old sister. So I decide to belt out your pina colada song over and over to give him a taste of his own medicine. It was hysterical! My kids think I'm a total dork. But at least we were all laughing in the end.

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