Thursday, April 9, 2009

The One Day I Didn't Wear A Hat

I'm not a huge fan of running in sunglasses. I used to wear them all the time but inevitably they would end up on top of my head. I guess I just feel like I can see better without them on.

So instead, I wear a hat or a visor. Every run. Used to be to keep the sun out of my eyes, but now that I have transitioned into doing most of my runs when it's not exactly light out (o'dark-thirty has become o'dark-o-clock), the sun factor is not as much of an issue. Besides, it's been so cloudy here lately I can't remember the last time we saw the sun?

But just because the sun isn't out doesn't mean that visor is useless. Lately its purpose has been to keep the rain out of my eyes. Visors work pretty well in this capacity.

So this morning I was getting ready to jog over to the track and I thought about grabbing my visor, but then remembered how the last couple of weeks have been so windy... and when you're killing yourself around the home stretch trying to make your goal times the last thing you need to worry about is your hat blowing off your head. So I made a conscious decision to skip the hat today.

And wouldn't you know it? We arrived at the track and were immediately greeted by an ominous looking grey cloud... one that opened up on us during our first item. Me... No hat. No sunglasses. Just a runner squinting through the rain.

We laughed about how this was going to be an epic track workout... killing ourselves in the dumping rain... I told Nalani it might even be blog worthy... It's not really though, so I don't know why I'm blogging about it*. The rain pretty much stopped after just that one downpour and left us running through the resulting mud (because in Hawaii we don't have nice track surfaces- ours are dirt, which become mud when it rains a lot). I tried not to get too frustrated about the mud though, because hey, at least its not ice, right Angela?

*Ok, I do know why I'm blogging about it... Cat was giving me a hard time on FB about how she has posted more than me this week, so I had to blog about something.


X-Country2 said...

The tracks are dirt?! So Hawaii isn't perfect! I KNEW it! :o)

cat. said...

ha! totally blog worthy.
real life = worthy.

one of my big apprehensions about racing s.o.s. (besides the whole swimming with your shoes thing) is ... no visor, no sunglasses.

i wear both, at all times, in all conditions. guess they've sort of become my security blanket.

Angela and David Kidd said...

What if we had mud and ice here? Then I'd really be screwed.

I almost always run early in the morning when the sun isn't an issue so in races when I wear a hat, visor or sunglasses, well, they all just irritate the hell out of me.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I'm ALL about the visor or hat. I don't know if I even CAN run without one... Sunglasses...? Not so much. :) Glad that you had an epic workout - yea!!!

Natalie D said...

Doesn't this always happen??

BreeWee said...

Me and the visor are best friends too, even on a treadmill inside!

Nice run and I love reading about your adventures in training with a new baby (like training at dark o' clock)...