Hello Mrs. Autumn, you're a bit early this year, aren't you?

Yesterday: Ran 11 miles / 17.5 km - 1 h 38 min - weekend long run

Today: Ran 7.5 miles / 12 km 1 h 5 min - tempo run with dogs

This truly was a weekend of wet, wet runs. And when I say wet, I mean wet; soaking wet! Apparently Autumn is early this year, and the rain kicked in this weekend; big time! Not to mention that it's a lot colder outside, than in the last couple of weeks. It's in the high 50's/ low 60's now (15/16 Celsius). A nice change from all the heat and humidity that we've had!

My schedule says that this week was supposed to be a rest week, and I'm fine with that. Promise, I'm a good girl now and I really do try to stick to the schedule and not add extra miles. So this weekend's long run was 'just' 9 miles. I got lost, so it turned into 11 miles. In the rain, that is. But it was fun anyway! :) Saw this lovely little church at about mile 6.

Do you see the roses in front of it? Pretty, huh?

And that's me at mile 6...wet, soaking wet...and yep, that's a long sleeve...in August. Do you understand now why the whole Flunning thing doesn't work for me? Look at that 'I'm on my long run' face... Not a pretty sight...
At mile 9, there was a horse. Even the horse was wearing a long sleeve.
Hello little horsie, says the Spinster...
As for today's run. I looked out of the window this morning, and this is what I saw.
It was raining...like crazy! So...I skipped the Canicross Running Group (rain rain rain + slippery trails = not the best of ideas), and decided to hit the trails later in the afternoon - with the dogs ofcourse. The rain was supposed (!) to be over by then. And it was...for the first mile of the run... Picked up runningbuddy A and we decided to hit the trails anyway. Heck, it was slippery! And wet! But woohooo, was it fun to 'dance' through the water and mud on the slippery trails! :) What can I say, I don't mind getting dirty. And neither did the dogs. The mud was literally on my back. So. Much. Fun!

And this is what Lordie's Snooki-updo looked like after the run:
And the best thing: The Hip sort of felt OK. (knock on wood!)


Leah B. said...

Sounds like you had fun playing in the rain! Good run! I've been running through the rain and mud all weekend too. Thank goodness for the cooler temps :)

Leah B. said...

Sounds like you had a nice run playing in the rain! It's been so rainy here but I've enjoyed the cooler temps :)

Silly Girl Running said...

The cooler temps are great! You won't hear me complaining about that! ;) But this rain.....it just won't stop!

Becka said...

Love the orange top! Cannot even imagine long sleeves... I was racing in near 100 degree weather over the weekend. Although I did see people running that race in long sleeves (insane!)

Silly Girl Running said...

The top is from Salomon; they have great quality running gear! And racing in neer 100 degrees weather; I just don't get that...at all!