Before laying out my running clothes last night, I checked the weather forecast, and it projected cool temperatures and a light drizzle this morning. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!) Strangely enough, I don’t mind running in the rain; in fact, I kind of like it. Maybe it’s because I’m from Central New York (my first thought is “at least isn’t not snowing!”). Or maybe it’s from years of playing softball and field-hockey during downpours. For whatever reason, I have a strange affinity for rain-running—I set my 5-K PR of 21:13 during a rainy race—so passing up today’s run because of the less-than-ideal weather was never an option.
Even in the mist, making my way along the West Side Greenway was awesome. Sure, my legs turned red and my curly ponytail somewhat resembled a wet dog, but it was totally worth it.
Before jumping to breakfast, here’s a quick look at what I prepare for last night’s Meatless Monday dinner: white bean, kale, and mushroom soup.
Oh. Em. Gee. If all my attempts at making soup result in this level of success, Fitness and Frozen Grapes could turn into a soup and seafood (and sushi!) blog. Recipe coming your way tomorrow!
Oh, and dessert.
Pretty predictable at this point, right?
Anyway, after my wet run, I made an open-faced breakfast sandwich with spinach, egg whites, and yellow peppers.
Plus a slice of Ezekiel low-sodium bread.
After my meal and against my better judgment, I wandered through Times Square in search of Jay Robb egg white protein powder.
The GNC near me didn’t have any in stock, so I decided to brave the throngs of tourists.
I mentally prepared for the worst, so the walk wasn’t as bad.
And the guy working there gave me a free gold membership card, which I’m sure they do all the time, but still.
Back at my apartment, I heated up a bowl of leftover soup.
It’s possible it tastes even better today. I’m off to track down an apple-almond-butter combo. Have a great day!
Does your fitness routine change when the weather does? Do you like running in the rain?