Jeff and I have been doing walk/run intervals for the past month, slowly increasing the amount of running time. On Sunday, we did 8 minutes walking/1:30 minutes running for a total of 6 cycles. I felt pretty good after that and decided to try a 5 minute walk/1:30 minute run cycle for the next time (which interestingly enough, Dolvelen emailed me with that same recommendation - GMTA!), and Jenny was game. So we set up a running date on Tuesday morning. Only Tuesday came...and it was raining! The nerve!!! No matter, it wasn't that cold (about 58 degrees) and there wasn't any thunder in the area, so we decided to go ahead and run. And it was awesome - just like old times. Jenny and I have the same pace and we have always run well together...while Jeff has been great to get out and walk/run with me, he does have to shorten his stride/pace a lot, and the running isn't as natural with him.
So we walked, and ran, and walked, and ran...and the rain went from a light shower to a downpour. And we kept running - it was actually quite liberating to be out running in the rain...I mean, really - how often do you deliberately stay out in a rainstorm? For me? Never. Until yesterday. We were absolutely soaked from head-to-toe...our shoes were squishing out water as we ran, and our clothes got heavier from all the water they absorbed. But it was great fun and an experience I'm glad I had!
As we finished and were walking back to our cars, the rain lightened up (naturally). We got a quick picture to document our bad selves, and then drove home to dry off. I have to say, everything about this run felt right. And this is what I love about running.
Team Jelly - together again!