Soooo, Flooding is Expected During My Half Marathon

No running yesterday per my running coach. Instead I did the elliptical while watching New Girl and The Mindy Project. I felt very girly.

Today I get to do “around 5 miles” which means I will do 6 miles if my knee is feeling good!

It feels like FOREVER since I’ve done a long run, which I guess is the whole point of the taper… but it’s kind of annoying. Look at me sounding like a runner! : )

Weather forecast for half marathon day? Lots of rain and kind of warm.

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I read an article in the local paper that says we could expect coastal flooding around 8:20am on Sunday. My running coach said she doubts they will cancel the half, but the flooding sure could make things interesting.

I am going to try to take Lisa’s advice and forget about the rain for now. But really, first I need to decide how potential rain will impact my clothing situation.

Last time I wore capris in the rain I hated how heavy they got. That prompted me to buy my first pair of running shorts. But I really would prefer running 13.1 in capris to prevent any chafing situations.

Hmmmm…. what would you do?

On Monday I got my first BIG order for candles…. very exciting and also very exhausting. I was up Mon. night until past midnight making candles. The good thing is my house smells amazing!


Can I just tell you how much I love the Pumpkin Spice candle? It’s perfect for the fall… although burning it makes me kind of hungry for dessert foods! : )

I can’t believe how close I am to Half Marathon Day. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Top tips for running in (heavy) rain?

How do you keep the rain out of your eyes?



  1. November 6, 2013 / 8:13 am

    What kind of capris do you wear? Can you get a light pair that will wick the moisture away? I have never had a problem with capri tights (I like The North Face) feeling heavy. Good Luck pleasing the weather gods this week.

    • November 6, 2013 / 9:57 pm

      Great idea! I have a million moisture wicking capris from Target, but they aren’t very light weight. I will make a trip to the sports store tomorrow to get a light weight pair! Genius πŸ™‚

  2. November 6, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Get some body glide and apply lots of it, everywhere. Otherwise a race is the rain is just that … you’ll get wet. It may be uncomfortable at times. You can’t control the elements, so just go out there and have fun!

    • November 6, 2013 / 9:58 pm

      Hi David! Thanks for the advice, I will definitely be applying Body Glide! I really am planning on having lots of fun, fingers crossed!

  3. November 6, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    All the best for the race on Sunday! You’re going to feel amazing when you finish, rain or no rain. πŸ™‚ (Do you get a race t-shirt for your efforts? I always used to joke that that was the reason for my entering the race, lol…)

    I agree – a pair of lightweight, moisture wicking capris would be the go. Mine are Nike. There are heaps of different makes/models out there though.

    Have fun! πŸ™‚

    • November 7, 2013 / 12:26 pm

      Hi Lou! Thank you very much! I do get a race t-shirt, but I think I’m more in it for the medal than the shirt πŸ™‚

      I am going to go to the running store tonight and try some new capris on. I really like Under Armor stuff but Nike is definitely an option too!