2011 Resolution Run Recap: Rain Anyone?

January 3, 2011


Sure, I’ll have a little rain with my run. That’s just what I wanted to kick off the New Year.

To say it was wet during the Atlanta Track Club’s 2011 Resolution Run would be an understatement. I thought about bringing a bucket with me to run but saw they weren’t allowed in the rules – right next to no headphones and no strollers.

The rain wasn’t a surprise, our trusty weather-people had been forecasting it all week so I was mentally prepared to start off the year sloshing running through puddles. And, you know what? It was FUN. Yup, I said it.  It was actually fun. This is how I know I’m truly hooked, when torrential downpours won’t keep me from a 5K and a cute T-shirt.

Speaking of the shirt, here’s what they gave us …

My long sleeve shirt and number. I wrote Project Me in the 7.

The race was at noon which was perfect since the night before was New Year’s Eve. Yes, I behaved – a few beers, ahem, a little bubbly and lots of water. The next morning, as I got ready for the race everyone seemed shocked that I was still going because of the rain.

Me, DRY, getting ready to go.

Driving to the race I started to question my sanity, too, when I looked out the window and all I saw was this …


I felt better when I got there and saw all the other crazy dedicated runners, too.

In line waiting for my number.

There was no tweeting and picture taking during this race – I couldn’t get my phone wet so I snapped a few shots before I took off.

The start.

The finish.

Me, WET, after.

I finished the 5K in 34.13. Not a PR, but not bad considering my clothes weighed about 10 pounds by the end of the race. For real.

I’m thrilled that I decided to troop it out and that my first race of 2011 is in the books – even though my running shoes are still drying out.

Winks & Smiles,

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Lorraine "Wifey" Robertson is a wife, mother, writer, traveler, and runner trying to keep things simple, sexy and sane.

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22 Responses to “2011 Resolution Run Recap: Rain Anyone?”

  1. Lauren Says:

    It was great seeing you out there! My shoes are still wet, too :) It was a great way to start 2011, even if a lot of our GF Compatriots bailed on the run for a drier brunch!


  2. Anne Says:

    I'm definitely impressed! Good job getting out there.
    Happy Running in 2011 Wifey!


  3. Sheliza Says:

    Wifey, you are a BEAST!!!


  4. BigWill78 Says:

    The rain made it a very messy Resolution Run, but yes it was fun


  5. Jill Says:

    Wow, that's a lot of rain! We hardly ever have rain in CO so I can't even tell you the last time I ran in stuff like that – a long time ago for sure! Very Hard Core, great job!

    Happy New year!


  6. James Says:

    Way to go on the Resolution Run. I just came across your blog and will start following. Happy New Year!


  7. NYCPatty Says:

    Congratulations! What a kick-ass way to start the New Year! You ROCK girl!

    Love the project me plan! Best to you in 2011!


  8. Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader Says:

    Great job! What does your blue shirt say in the picture of you? It looks really cool!


  9. Wifey Says:

    Thanks, Everyone!

    Janice, the shirt says, "Badass Mother Runner." It's one of the Run Like a Mother gals' shirts. ;)


  10. Laurie Says:

    Love this. I ran a few races in the rain last year, and yes, once I wrapped my head around it, it was fun. And SOAKED!!
    And, my husband couldn't believe I was going "you'll get sick" Dude, you get sick from germs, not from being wet.
    Anyhow, great job!
    Has anyone told you how pretty you are?


  11. Amy Says:

    It looks like you got great training for being a duck! What a fun memory – and a great way to start 2011! HAppy New Years!


  12. Mel -Tall Mom on the Run Says:

    Runs like this should have a weigh in after to see how much water weight you packed along the way.. WOW!! Way to tough it out..


  13. Yvette Says:

    I thought about you and decided to take your lead….but my route was the wimpy runner route…I went to the gym!! Way to start the year off.


  14. I Run for Fun Says:

    Congratulations! That's awesome, especially in the rain!!!

    And thank you for stopping by my blog. Look forward to following yours!


  15. Shelley Says:

    Awesome. You are definitely a true runner by doing that rainy race!


  16. 13point1miles Says:

    You are brave! I am terrified of running in the rain. I just picture ultra heavy sopping wet shoes. I can barely carry myself, let alone heavy clothing! ;)


  17. Marcia Says:

    Happy New Year!!!! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who ran a Resolution 5K. I am glad the rain held out for me though (I'm in VA)…not sure I would have braved the rain. I'm new to running and the off road/thru the woods and on gravel New Years race was enough for this novice runner. Thanks for the inspiration. I plan to run at least 6 races this year, which is double what I did in 2010. I'm still getting into this running game, but I am getting addicted. Thanks for the run updates and wifey/mom updates.


  18. Kate Says:

    It looks like a blast! Back in December I ran a ridiculously muddy trail race in the rain, and my husband thought I was crazy. Love the shirt!

    P.S. This is my first time coming across your blog, and I love the look of it. I can definitely relate!


  19. Jenn (DisneyGirlInNJ) Says:

    Impressive getting out there in the rain! I've definitely canned a race or two due to weather. Next time I have to force myself to get out there!


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