Thursday, September 22, 2011

Finding Time, Running in the Rain and Team Oiselle

I know I’m having a crazy busy week at work when I basically don’t do anything other than work, sleep, eat and work out. I’m so far behind on what’s going on in the blog world, what’s been flying around on Twitter, there hasn’t been a moment to figure out the new FaceBook layout (why exactly can’t I get the feed in chronological order?) and all the current events I know about is that the UN General Assembly is happening right now, and that’s only because traffic is completely screwed around my office!

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I write majority of my posts at night when Woody and I are watching TV and trying to decompress from the day. In the morning I might add something about my workout that day, but most everything is written the night before. Hey, I run in the morning, I don’t have time to write a full post each morning too!

Well, tonight I’m preparing myself for my run tomorrow morning. What is supposed to be 6 miles – the longest weekday run of this training plan thus far and my longest weekday run in general, for quite a while. To Top that off, the weather forecast is predicting it’ll be raining, 67’ and 97% humidity. Seriously, what is that about? As unappealing as this sounds, the thought of running 6 miles on the treadmill at our gym, where it is very likely to be warmer and more humid, sounds even worse. This is what training is all about – pushing through obstacles like bad weather, tiredness, stiff muscles, long miles, fitting training runs into life, and whatever else. While I know the race doesn’t start at 5:30am, I don’t know what the weather will be like, so I have to be prepared for anything. Running 6 miles in the dark rain is a good way to do that. (yes, I’m trying to psych myself up for this!)

In other news, I have a race on Saturday and I’m so excited to tell you that it’ll be my first race running as part of Team Oiselle! The team is made up of some absolutely amazing runners; women of all ages and a backgrounds. I feel incredibly grateful to be a part of the team and I’m looking forward to representing a company with a mission as genuine as theirs. From now on, you’ll be able to spot me at races because I’ll be wearing the Oiselle singlet.


Post-run analysis: Woke up at 5am, it was extremely foggy, 69’ and way more humid than it should be at that time of morning. I ate a little, stretched and headed out. Thankfully, the rain had passed and only the ground was wet! Overall, the 6 miles went pretty smoothly. Slow and sweaty, but I’m definitely happy with how it turned out.

Now….I’m running late for work since we had to cover all our furniture so our ceilings can finally be painted today after they leaked during Irene.

  • What falls by the wayside in your life when you’re really busy at work?
  • If you write a blog, do you write and post right away, or write in advance and then post later?
  • How do you prepare for race conditions?
  • What’s your favorite weather to run in?


Tuesday’s workout -

  • 3 mile run
  • ab exercises
  • stretching

Wednesday’s workout -

  • 45min stationary bike
  • ab exercises
  • 3x20 cable pull push-down
  • 3x20 hammer curls
  • stretching

Today’s workout -

  • 6 mile run
  • stretching


Rach @ Girl on the Run said...

Congrats on your team!

Careful running in the rain. If it's a light rain I'll do it, but if it's heavy I tend to shy away. I'm always afraid of slipping and falling - or worse, a car swerving from slick roads, and me not having enough time to react!

Molly said...

how exciting about Team Oiselle! Congrats!

I've only been back to work part-time for a couple of weeks, it's crazy all the juggling I'm doing to get everything done!

misszippy said...

So cool about Oiselle! Lucky you..they have awesome stuff!

I pinged you on Twitter--I'm going to be in NYC on Sat. for the barefoot run activities. I'll really just be there for the day, and you will be tied up for the race, but let me know if there's a way we could meet up!

Serea said...

I love run with rain ;) of course, I don´t like run with hot weather.
I usually post in my blog, at night in the end of the day....when I have some peace and I can read the blogs, and take my chamomile infusión, it´s great!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on the team membership ! So cool.
Also , relieved the run went well. Rain can make surfaces so slippery. Looks like you're in for a lot of it , too. Sorry..

MrsQ said...

congrats on team oiselle! awesome!

Meg G said...

Welcome to the Team!!! I am a recent new addition as well and I'm happy to have found your blog!! My favorite weather to run in is sunny and warm, a good 73 degrees. I just feel faster. I usually post right away, I use my phone a decent amount but like to include pictures when I can, which requires a real computer. Ok, I'll stop writing a book here and just wish you lots of luck on your race this weekend! Go out and kill it!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Congrats on making Team Oiselle! How exciting and awesome for you. I love their clothes.

I love running in the rain if it isn't freezing type rain.