Thursday, February 01, 2007

Enough Already!!!

Like everyone else here in Houston, I am sick and tired of this crappy, drizzly, cold weather! Well, everyone except Vic, who seems to actually enjoy this. All I can say is that it makes for some miserable runs and for some horrific commuting. Grrrrr........

The trip to Austin was actually fun. My company ranked #32 out of the "60 Best Places to Work in Texas". My boss and I got to take a pic with the Gov. Although, I am not a huge R.P. fan, I will say that he was very nice...of course, it does help that he is an Aggie. WHOOP! We made it back to the office around 4:20 and I was instructed to go home. The weather was crappy, so running at the park was out. Instead, I headed to the library. The normally 1/2 hour trip ended up being 1 hour 10 minutes. By the time I got there, went to the restroom and sat myself down at a table I heard "the library will be closing in 20 minutes". Damn. So, in 20 minutes, I made my way over to Starbucks where I attempted to study with the loud classical music playing.

So I am rambling. Sorry! Basically my point is - I didn't get to run. I did however get to read a chapter of marketing. I WILL squeeze in at least 3 miles tonight. After the 1/2, I've decided that my mileage needs to be 15-20 miles per week and I will need 3 more miles to make the 15. I did squeeze in the "Slim in 6" workout again this morning. Woohoo, day #4 is done.

6 comments:

jamoosh said...

I swear running in the rain makes you stronger...

Humble Runner said...

I'm with Vic on this one. Running in the cold drizzle isn't all that bad.

It's always hard to start. You walk out the door thinking it’s too cold to run. Then, if that’s not bad enough, that first bit of rain hits you. You start questioning your general mental capacities. Before you know it, you're running comfortably. The temp is perfect and you can't tell the difference between the rain and the sweat.

Here's the breaking line for me.... DRY FEET. If it’s raining so bad that my feet are sloshing around in my shoes, then I reconsider my options.

That’s my 2-cents

TX Runner Girl said...

Honestly, I am okay inb the rain as long as it's not too cold. In 2005, we ran our 21-miler in 39 degree weather & rain...NOT FUN!

bunnygirl said...

Well, I'm with you on this one. There's something inherently blah and depressing about cold gray drizzle that goes on and on, day after day.

Yeah, I'm not crazy to run in it, either. It sucks the motivation right out of a person.

JustJunebug said...

running in the rain ISNT that bad but when you've been doing it for over a month ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, no picking on Governor Rick, he's a regular on the road racing circuit!

Steeeve