Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall is in the air?

After months of my shoes melting to the pavement, this week I think there is a slight chance that it may cool off here sometime before Christmas.  It has been raining a lot.  Well, for the desert a lot.  In fact, when I went for my Monday training run for my upcoming half marathon, it was sprinkling.  I rain the whole way in a slight drizzle.  It was beautiful having water dripping off of my arms not because it was my body weight in water melting away, but because water was falling from the sky and cooling me off.  It was one of the most enjoyable runs I'd had in a while.  Too bad the turnout was so low.  I guess most people just don't understand how fulfilling a run the in rain can be.  Or maybe they just forgot what rain was.

I earned my Meet Me at Maynards t-shirt - for showing up 8 times on a Monday night.  There was someone who had earned their "100 times" shirt - wow!  I was pretty happy with my dedication for 8 at this point.  Especially on Monday nights during dinnertime.

I think I should be starring in the next Where's Waldo book, running version.  I got the email newsletter for Meet Me At Maynards this week and I found me again... unlike the picture in my last post, I do have a face!  It was still funny to see me in all of these newsletters...

If you're joining me for Fitness Friday - welcome!  I can't wait to go & read your blog!
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I'm actually looking forward to my long run tomorrow because it was only 70º this morning when I was out running.  This is my favorite time of year to run because after months of running horribly because of the heat, I start to perk up a bit and have a little motivation in my step.  I know it will warm up to high 90s and that there may still be a few 100º days out there, but I'm thrilled that it is not 85º at 4:30am!

What is your favorite time of year to run?  Why?


  1. I agree 100% with your last comment. Yesterday, get this, I went for a run at LUNCH TIME!!! Do you know how long it's been since I could do that? Well...I haven't done it this year yet! It was so nice, 69 degrees with a breeze and I just had pep that I forgot that I had! And I ran one of my fastest paces ever. EVER! It was awesome!

    I heart FALL!

    However, I totally skipped a run a couple days ago because it was pouring rain. Maybe I need to just go out in it?

  2. My favorite time is fall because of the consistently nice weather although spring is a close second because it feels so good to shed the winter running clothes and put on the shorts and tanks finally!

    Congrats on earning the t-shirt!

  3. I like to run at anytime UNLESS there is wet snow on the ground.

    Nice going on earning that Tee.

    Coming from the Fitness Friday Blog Hop.

  4. i love the cooler weather it is so awesome!! my favorite it fall but than it would be the cold cold because my body just wants to go longer!

  5. fall is definitely my favorite, although i do love spring when it finally warms up after all that COLD!

  6. Cool and well earned tee! WTG for not letting a little (or a lot) of rain stop you!

    The weather has been perfect for running. No more scorching heat. Enjoying it tremendously.

  7. I like Autumn (fall in America) it's cooler and crisp. I like running in the rain as long as it isn't raining when I set out.
    Must be amazing running in the desert!

  8. Love, Love, Love running in the rain. It has been rainy for the past week here in Missouri and I just get so excited to get out there!

    april@Party of Five

  9. Great running I love running in the rain ,but I do change my mind sometimes when its raining before I start,I love to run in Autumn/winter I love it when its cold then warming up with a run,iI don't run good when its warm :)

  10. I love the Where's Waldo-ness of you in these newsletter pics! It's cracking me up :)

    I love to run in the summer here... it's when it's the coolest and driest at the same time. It's no cooler than winter, but that's our rainy time. Summer here is often foggy. Fall is heat wave time... like right now!