You Deal With Cold, I Deal With Rain

I am very fortunate that I do not have to deal with winter very often.  Here in Vancouver the season usually looks like this:
snow – everybody freak out that winter has arrived/city shut down!  We’re kind of a pathetic mess…
rain – oh, got snow tires for nothing… 

So, while I don’t have to deal with feet of snow (try a skiff) and extremely cold temperatures (maybe 0 C), I do have to deal with RAIN!  And there was plenty of it today.  I had scheduled a run with my friend Lindsay and she came over at noon.  She didn’t have her little guy with her, but I had Spud so he was bundled up ready to go.  When I looked out the window it was only drizzling.  By the time we got outside to meet up it was pouring.  On went the rain cover and then we were off.  I had thought that we were maybe in a pocket of rain, but no.  It poured the whole time.  I’m not sure when Spud fell asleep, but he was out for about half the run.  At about 4km I stopped caring about the wheel spray and puddles and just let my shoes get wet.  They’re now stuffed with newspaper in the hopes that they’ll be dry tomorrow…  In total we ran 11.38km in 1:28.  Not fast by any means, but I was pushing 60+lbs and we walked up a decent hill close to the end.  Despite the weather it was actually a really good run.  We haven’t been running together for very long so we’re still in a getting-to-know-you stage and we had lots to talk about.  It was great to have the commitment as I don’t really think that I’d get out the door (especially with a 3 year old) if I didn’t have someone depending on me!

Soaking wet once we got home – you can kind of see the difference in colours on my jacket.
Nice hair!  You can see from my two-tone shirt that my jacket lost all of its DWR/water resistant capabilities on this run!

5 responses

  1. I think I prefer running in snow than rain. Actually I don't mind rain if it's warm out but hate cold and rain.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:05 am

  2. Ewa

    Very, very impressive especially with a 3 year old. Talk about dedication.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:32 am

  3. I didn't know you were in Vancouver. Running around Stanley Park is one of my favorite runs ever.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:09 am

  4. I like running in the rain, but only when it's warm. If it's cold, I feel the same way about it as I do snow: treadmill time. I'm a giant wuss.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

  5. Haha that's so funny about the weather.

    I'm from Vancouver Island orginally but moved to Alberta a few years ago so I'm super use to snow and cold weather but everytime I come back to BC in the winter and it snows like no one can function, roads shut down, people forget how to drive lol it's so silly!

    I so miss the rain in BC, we get crazy rain in the summers sometimes out here but it doesn't happen all that often.

    Love your blog 🙂

    December 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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