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Anna W. ran: For some reason I lik...

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  • 10 miles
  • 01:39 time
  • 09:48 pace
  • 1286 calories
  • 0 ft climb
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great I do my running in the rain 10.1 mi 01:39 09:48 pace

For some reason I like running out in the elements. Yes it slows you down, but at the same time, makes you feel hardcore. I ran a 5-mile figure eight loop twice, around the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, MA. All trails save for one small stretch of road. Parking lot at the 'cross over' part of the figure eight, with a restroom. I recommend it :-) Had a pair of shoes in the car for emergency shoe changing options but ran in the new trail shoes with orthotics without issues. Think I'm ready for the half on Saturday. Now off to date night at Craigie's on Main with my husband who's been a rockstar today cleaning the house and letting me run.

  • Jen R.
    Jen R.

    Wow, you've jumped right back in w/ no problems- you're a rockstar, along w/ your husband. Funny you mention him, since a lot of us on here have been discussing lack of support at home (see Karen A.'s thread) :-)

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Anna W.
    Anna W.

    I know - I really can't complain. Then again, we met while we were out mountainbiking so he sort of knew what he was getting into? He's going to bargain for some woodworking time in the basement now.... :-D

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Anne B.
    Anne B.

    Have fun on date night, you have earned it. My husband pushes me out the door!! I will never forget one day I was cranky and his response after about 1/2 an hour was "will you for a run already"!!! I was not pleased but he was right and I laced up, came back in a better mood :)

    about 6 years ago Like3 people

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    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Bill H.
    Bill H.

    Great run Anna

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Carly T.
    Carly T.

    Great job! Can't wait to hear about your half :)

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Liana K.
    Liana K.

    i'm working on convincing my bf that its a good idea for him to cook and clean while I run... so far no luck

    Have fun tonight! Loved that place.

    about 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Ute K.
    Ute K.

    Great run, glad you can run in the orthodontics without problems! Have fun at the half! And you are right your hubby rocks! Mine does the support me the same way or he will rid his bike to keep me company on long runs.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Allison C.
    Allison C.

    Great run, Anna!! I love that you say running in the elements makes you feel hardcore because that is exactly how I've always looked at it. I love getting looks from people in cars when it's pouring rain, snowing, hailing, or a million degrees and I just kinda smile at em and think, "Yeah, I'm pretty much hardcore".
    Have a fun date night :D

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dana

    Great run! Enjoy that date night!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Renee D.
    Renee D.

    way to go!!!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Sarah C.
    Sarah C.

    Right on! Nothing like a run in the driving rain to make you feel alive--it was great out there today!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Gina G.
    Gina G.

    Definitely a hard core run today - trails & rain?! Great job!

    about 6 years ago Like2 people