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- A beautiful piece about @ShalaneFlanagan's retirement, by @erinstrout for @WomensRunning! https://t.co/MroKJYnzsf 09:48:56 AM October 21, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- It’s hard not to play the comparison game sometimes when it comes to running and social media. Every weekend morni… https://t.co/aM5H9M1OmL 07:34:45 PM October 20, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Everything’s better in the off-season. 😎 @ Asbury Park Boardwalk https://t.co/lQSHJQD2c2 02:45:55 PM October 19, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- NYC runners, I am so sad I can't go to this, but YOU SHOULD! A great lineup sharing @nycmarathon tips, advice, and… https://t.co/uFMAjhepeC 07:34:49 AM October 19, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- October 16, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 182: Carly Gill, Olympic Trials Qualifier
- October 14, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 181: Carrie Tollefson BONUS EPISODE!
- October 9, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 180: Roberta Groner, 2:29 Marathoner, Nurse, & Mom of Three
- October 8, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 179: Janae Baron BONUS EPISODE!
- October 2, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 178: Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Ultra Runner & Best Friend to Gabe Grunewald
Misty Morning Run
I went to bed last night knowing it would probably be raining when I woke up. And it was—drizzling, at least. But that didn’t stop me from lacing up my shoes and wearing my “rain appropriate” running clothes.
Whenever it rains, I wear my NYC 1/2 Marathon dry-fit shirt. It’s more breathable when it gets drenched and it makes me feel hardcore. It’s raining, I’m still running, and I’m reminded that I ran a PR at the NYC 1/2 back in March. I love it, and it gives me a big mental boost.
I didn’t want to do my full 5 miles in the rain, though, so I shortened it to about 3.2 and added in stops to do dips and incline push-ups using the park benches and railings. It was great to start my day with some upper body work in addition to the usual run/then do a million crunches routine.
There’s something wonderfully soothing about running in the rain. I chose not to bring my iPod out with me because I have a paralyzing fear of getting it wet and ruining it. I almost always run with headphones—I never thought I’d be able to run without music, actually—but today it was nice to just hear what nature NYC has to offer.
Most people probably wouldn’t want to start their day getting wet, splashing through puddles and running in the dark. But that’s exactly what I needed this morning. Some alone time, and some peace and quiet. So until I find a yoga class I actually like, I think rain runs (it sounds good, right?) are the closest I’ll get to meditation.
Have a great day, everyone!