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 …
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.
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.
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.
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,