First leg of the Polar Bear Grand Prix Racing series. Oh what the excitement! I had been preparing for this series since September. Ironically, I purchased this reindeer antler headband at my favorite gift shop in Treasure Island, FL. I told my friend Theresa how cute it would be to run in Christmas colors.
Little did I know the temperature would be 50 degrees with rain! So the Reindeer Romp was more like a Rain Dear Womp! OK. That was corny but how else do I describe my first race in the rain? After various google searches about “running in rain,” I gathered the best thing to do is to stay as dry as possible before the race. From a safety standpoint, I read do not dodge puddles because it can lead to senseless injuries.
Outfit run down:
Black tank top
Regular Running socks
My Old Asics
Heavy duty trash bag turned into a poncho
Wal-Mart bags around both shoes
On top of everything being disposable, I was warm and dry. I parked outside the park because I didn’t know we were allowed to park in regular, non designated spots. It was a short walk up to Hogan’s fountain where I shed my plastic, protective barriers. I wore the Cardinals hat to protect my face which was another tip I read the night before. No glasses. Strictly contacts.
Results: 1st place age group. Chip Time: 19:00
Turns out running in the rain was refreshing and liberating.
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