Sort of. First, I will say that I got my training run done. Finally. That's a good thing. Second, I now know for sure that I am a better morning runner than an evening runner. Yes, getting up way before the sun comes up is difficult, but your body adjusts. Strange but true, I feel more energized during the day after a morning run. I realize I probably should have braved the elements this morning. Maybe. Several aspects of distance running are crazy, I accept that. There's just something over-the-top crazy about running in the rain though.
This evening the rain stopped so I decided to go for it. This was after supper though. Not good. I felt like I was dragging through the steamy stew with my supper jostling around. We're in hurl territory now. Thankfully I didn't.
The whole family hit the streets with me, which was sweet. A. packed her "running bag" with a bottle of water and running snacks (raisins and fruit snacks). She also changed into a tank top, shorts and tennis shoes all by herself. It was fun to see her run her little heart out, full throttle, stopping ever so often to gather rocks to throw in the water. She even stretched a little with me after her bath.
The jury is still out on my new Mizunos(the ones I ordered). They changed the model a bit, making the toe box larger and the arches feel different too. We'll see after Saturday's long run for sure.
Note to self: rain or shine, run in the morning.