Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Rain

My training schedule called for a run and some hills yesterday and although it was a super fabulous day outside I decided to put off the run until today.

I had looked at the weather so I knew it was supposed to rain today and that kind of excited me.

I wanted a rain run, I was craving a rain run!!

The only problem facing me before this run was that my hip was aching and kind of hurt. I set out for a nice long warm up and followed a 3 mile loop. At around 2 miles it started to sprinkle and at the 2.5 mile mark I got to "the hill".

I did 7 hills and it was raining up a storm!! I was completely drenched before I even had two hills done! But it was totally awesome - I was all by myself, just me and the rain!

Funny thing - the hips feels better now that I went for a run. I feel like my hip has its own personality! Or I just needed to stretch and get the muscles going in my hip! I hope everyone had a great weekend!


**I finished my book - For Women Only and it was really good. Not everything applied to me but it did help me understand men better and how men sometimes perceive things differently than women!!

17 comments:

Nicole said...

OO! I love a good rain workout-- only if i'm in the mood though. If i'm not its torture! Sounds like you had fun and enjoyed yourself! Great job!!! :)

I Run for Fun said...

Rain runs are so refreshing.

Is it the speed that makes the hips hurt? Mine do too, when I pick up the pace.

Jamie said...

Sounds like fun! Nice job on your rain run.

teacherwoman said...

There's just something about running in the rain. I look forward to having a similar run ... sometime in the near future! Nice job!

Marlene said...

Way to tackle those hills! I love to run in the rain now and then.

Brian said...

Teach me your ways! I am a WIMP when it comes to running in the rain, thats the reaosn why I ran yesterday instead of today, haha. Awesome job!

Girl on Top said...

I need to get on that book. Sounds like a good one!

Marci said...

glad you enjoyed your rainy hilly run. that book looks interesting, i'll have to check it out for summer reading.

X-Country2 said...

A nice soft steady rain really is a great refresher.

Hopefully you get healed up quick.

Jocelyn said...

Well you are one of the few that I know who like running in rain...well at least that I know! Glad you had a good run!

Lacey Nicole said...

you would make a GREAT inspirational movie!!!!!!!!!! :) i can just see the look of determination drenched by rain,....!!! ROCKYYYYY! ;) oh the front coach is Bobby Knight!!!!!!

Melanie said...

This is random, but where exactly in your hip did you fele pain when you had your hip flexor strain? I have noticed an ache in the front part of my hip and at first it scared me b/c it's the same hip where I had the stress fracture... but the ache isn't in the same area. It's more the front top part where my thigh meets my pelvis, and sometimes kind of to the outside of my leg as well as on top. Just wondering if I might be dealing with a hip flexor issue of sorts and thought you might could help. :)

Mark said...

Hills are an awesome burn! Love them! Great job!

Melanie said...

Sure thing... just email me at melanie0513 [at] gmail [dot] com. :)

aron said...

great job on the run!!! there is something about the rain that can just make things more peaceful :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

I feel you on the hip thing, mine has a mind of it's own too! One day it will hurt, the next it's fine after I run 5 or 6 miles. Ridiculous! Sounds like a good hill run, I secretly LOVE hills.

The Happy Runner said...

Yay! Good for you on the rainy hills! I wonder if your hip liked the different gait required for running up the hill?