I had what I can only call an epic run today. I was scheduled for 2 hours, so I set off with a new audiobook (The Help by Kathryn Stockett) on my iPod (I liked running to a book, btw.). The first 40 minutes flew by. Everything felt great...so far.
About an hour into my run, the wind picked up and it began to rain a cold, drenching rain. Of course, I was about as far as I could be from home, so I had no choice but to keep at it. I was running on a paved trail that I had never been on, and then, all of a sudden, the paving ended. A few yards ahead, I saw that it picked up again, so I just kept at it, but my beautiful new Mizunos got so muddy I had to stop and scrape the mud off the bottom. I was low on running clothes so I was wearing a pair of cotton capri workout pants, and, apparently, the last time they were washed all of the soap had not been rinsed out. When I was almost home, I looked down and noticed that my pants were all sudsy!! And I mean really, really sudsy!! I have no idea how long they had been like that. I got home 3 minutes short of my two hours, freezing, wet, sudsy, and totally beat. I ran 11.75 miles, which I was a bit disappointed in, but considering the conditions, I'll take it.
Now if I ever have to run a race in cold, wet weather, with new shoes that are wet and muddy, while I am sudsy on my bottom half, I'm good to go!