A long run in the rain
Because... I ended up with a long 12 mile run this weekend in the rain. Ooops! I didn't pay attention at all to the weather like a good runner should. Had I known it was going to be raining most of the day on Saturday, I would have done my long run on Friday instead!
Oh well, it honestly wasn't too bad. It was raining, but not storm-pouring. Just a constant regular rain that set in around mile 4 and didn't let up until I was pretty much done at mile 12.
Knock on wood, I've been feeling really strong and well on these runs. No hint of trouble or injury niggle. I'm really hoping to have a steady and productive race season, but taking it all one week at a time. I'm still running my new "way" with more rest days and that is making my run days so much better! The Saucony Cortana 3s have really been working out well for me. I noticed they are already being phased out for the next model ... *sigh* ... that happens too quickly in the running shoe world, in my opinion.
A new hamster
In other news, we have a new (and a 2nd) hamster now. This one is a big chunker and super friendly. Our other hamster is small, fast, and won't let anyone catch it. Our daughter had been so excited to get a hamster last Christmas time, but that one hasn't been too much fun, so we caved in and let her get another one. Lesson learned ... make sure the hamster you choose for your child lets the store clerk pick it up easily! We keep the hamsters locked up and away from the other pets ... although we've been making sure the cat and dog get a lot of supervised sniffing with them so they are used to the idea that they are "part of the pack". The dog has accepted them, for the most part, but kitty is definitely still a kitty and waiting for his opportunity to strike ;)
School has started up and we're slowly back into a routine. I have a few more loose ends to wrap up, like finish registering my kiddo for the sports she's doing this Fall and get one more Chicago trip booked. That reminds me, at some point I need to start figuring out our 2015 travel plans too!
Happy runs everyone!
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