Other than the rain, it was a pretty relaxed run. I kept the pace a little under 9 minutes/ mile, which felt totally manageable.
|The snow plovers!|
I wore my new Athleta skirt for the run and it worked GREAT! The skirt didn't bunch between my legs, the shorts stayed put (thanks to the non-skid "rubber band" in the fabric), I didn't have any strange rubbing or chaffing, and the bangin' color helped brighten up the grey day. [If you are interested in one of your own, you can order it here, although it looks like the florescent yellow color is no longer available online.]
Today's mantra came from my tank: Embrace the Hill. Embrace the Weather. Embrace the Run. Embrace IT ALL. I just kept repeating it the entire run. You never know what the route, the day, the run will bring - we need to embrace every step as a gift and run accordingly! [And PS if you want your own Embrace the Hill or other amazing gear - check out RunFarShop]
And now it is time to give my legs a little rest before the race... Holy crapoly, how is it only two weeks away now?!
Do you enjoy running in the rain?