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Monday, January 18, 2010

Running in the rain

I did my weekly long run outside yesterday. I ran 4.3 miles and felt good throughout the run. Only problem was that it started drizzling before I even got finished warming up. It wasn't a heavy rain, so that was good. But, as I was running I came to the realization that the rainy season is about to begin here in Northern California and I need to get a rain jacket for my runs. I don't want to sacrifice running my long runs outside because of the rain.
I challenged myself to a Julia Child recipe last night out of the Art of French Cooking cookbook that my husband bought me after we watched the movie. I just haven't had the courage to take on the tedious and time-consuming project of making a recipe from the book before last night. I made the beef bourguignon. We didn't eat until 10:30, but boy was that a delicious meal. Plus I didn't feel as bad about eating it, after running yesterday. Kudos to Julia, the recipe was super easy and delicious.
Next week my training schedule bumps up to 14 miles and I think I'm ready to go for it.


  1. Was it your first time running in the rain? Go Beth! :) Running in cold rain kinda sucks, but if it's 60ºF or higher, it can be pretty nice.

    I've never tried Julia Child's recipe, but I've made beef bourguignon before. It's sooo hard to wait for it to cook! The aroma fills the whole house and it's just torture for me waiting those 4 hours.

  2., that was the same recipe I tried a number of years ago. Glad your version turned out well. :) Maybe I should dust off the cobwebs on that cookbook and try some new recipes...

  3. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    I'm so jealous that you're running in CA - are you in the bay area? If so, I can recommend some great trails!

    Also, re: running in the rain,

    AND, I just finished Julie and Julia (the book) last night! (Go you for trying a recipe - I think I will soon too...)