The Rain Can Stay, The Humidity Has Got To Go

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This is what a sunny day looks like. We do occasionally have them here in Vermont. We had the wettest June on record, with 15″ inches of rain.

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Most mornings, we have a brief interlude of sun before the usual afternoon deluge. I’ve been working a ton, so the rain isn’t unbearable. I run most mornings, catching a little Vitamin D before work.
The trails are swamp like. Beautiful, but steamy and thick with mud and bugs. Aggie could care less about the messy trails. She simply wants to play. I could do well to take a lesson from her.
I’ve been struggling with hip/groin pain. It’s not a deal-breaker, but a serious nuisance. I’ve been run/ walking more than I want. So, I foam roll. Okay, I SHOULD foam roll. I do ice. That’s the easy part. But, wait, rest? Naaaah. I’m much nicer when I run.

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Since my last post, I’ve done a twelve miler, two races and two respectable weeks of mileage. I’m so pleased with with all of it. The highlight was a five mile trail race Saturday I ran in 1:01:37. I took a full 14 minutes off my time from last year! It was a slippery mud fest. I’d
say half of the 150 racers took a spill in the slop. But, oh-what-fun! AND I was fast! Well, not fast, but fast for me! My friend’s kiddo calls me Fastrid. I accept. Better than the embarrassing Gastrid. Yes? Ha!

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I missed you guys. What’s new in your running world?
Astrid

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10 thoughts on “The Rain Can Stay, The Humidity Has Got To Go

  1. What rain you all have had! And being a Virginia girl I can tell you about humidity…and why I moved to Vermont.
    I found that gentle yoga has all but made my groin/hip troubles disappear.
    Happy trails, S

  2. Oh my, what a load of fun! A really good read, and the pix are well chosen. Love the one of Aggie. Miss you so much. Love, L & S

  3. We had all that humidity down here in Texas the past few weeks. A cool front blew in with very little humidity, so hopefully it’s making its way north for you guys up in Vermont. Awesome job on your five mile muddy trail race!

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