(SORRY for just a selfie of me, we really did make a rainy video, though I must have in the rain thought the button was pressed, and the phone didn't work so hot in the rain)
Friday, date night! We had plans to go see "Goodbye Christopher Robin", earlier in the week the theater had it listed for tonight, then, when we checked again for run times, sadly the movie was gone. Which worked out fine for me, we changed all of our plans and opted instead to do our 'long' run-walk-run as our date, followed by dinner at Chili's.
Before Jim got home, I drove the kiddos to my mom's- so that by the time he was home we were the only two there, it was strange! That, like almost NEVER happens. By now, it was pretty clear this workout was going to be in the rain, so I packed extra socks, shoes, jeans etc to change into at the lake.
I was secretly waiting for Jim to want to change plans, though he never wavered one little bit.
We actually made a video (or thought we had) though only 1 second at the end recorded! At the lake a pretty steady rain was coming down, and we walked a warm up loop, then started the 8sec/30 second intervals of run/walk/run and did 39 of them to complete the 1.5 mile listed in the Jeff Galloway book. This was the finale of week 1 for us. To me the rain made it more fun, interesting and beautiful in it's own way. There was virtually no one else out, all the campers where huddled in their campsites, wet leaves glistened in the light, droplets formed on the needles of the evergreen trees, and when backlit by lights, simply glowed like Christmas trees. All the rain brings out the brilliance of the orange colored maple trees, and the yellow of the birch trees, as well as the rich aroma of wet fall leaves everywhere. It was nearly intoxicating. We miss out on so much if we only embrace the warmer, sunny days. Elements of every season have something to offer, in their very own tailored ways.
Jim & I were both surprised by the speed & ease with which this workout went. We both had some trouble with our Endomondo app pausing on us, maybe because of wet sleeves? Though we know the distance around the campsites and we know we made 4 loops, so 4 miles it is.
We got soaked through, I was so glad that I brought dry clothes to change into, though he had only brought a dry shirt, poor guy. So, here's to 4 miles in 61 degree weather and rain.
After chatting about it a bit, we decided to sign up for the Turkey Trot 5k in Madison on Thanksgiving Day, my mom agreed to be at the finish line with the kids for us so that Jim & I could do this one together. We are feeling pretty good about it, and talked about strategy etc together on our run, and that how it will be hard to keep the run/walk/run pace up when everyone takes off at the start, and it maybe tricky- though we will happily hold each other's hands and get through this together.
~Blessings & Love,
Edited to add I promised to share a photo from one of our recent photography sessions; this one's for you KILTORE: