A Bit of Rain — January 2, 2022
I think old sailors and old runners have one thing in common — they talk and think about the weather waaaaay too much. However, it is for good reason the weather can make or break your voyage or run, since we are out bouncing around in it. So, yeah, I might yak a bit too much about the weather that Mother Nature throws at us once in a while.
Today’s weather was weird for January, in Maine. Rain, temps in the mid-30s.
I really didn’t feel like playing on the hills in the rain, so I drove up to Waterville to put in six or so miles. I started out from Hannaford and worked on not looking at my feet and picking up the cadence a little.
Although Strava claims that it was just a mist, my glasses and the number of droplets hitting the puddles made me believe it was closer to raining than a slight mist. Oh well, it did mean that I gave up on wearing my glasses and stopped on Lloyd Road to put them in my pocket.
After that, it was just keep running and get it done.
The best part of the run today was that the bottom of my feet didn’t bother me at all during the run. I did wear my toe spacers on my right foot and that seemed to help a lot, although it was distracting for the first couple of miles. I forgot about them. In other words, the Glycerin 19s did a good job.
While the temps were in the mid-30s, and it was raining, the weather wasn’t really a factor (other than my glasses). Although, I did slow down a bit going up the hills and then picked it back up again coming back.
A good run and now to get ready for January, in Maine — it is coming.
Come with me now — the best is yet to be.