Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Cheetah Running!

Last night at Olga's was a success! It was the inaugural event and there were about 150 participants between the 5K and 10K, with the winners finishing in 15:40 and 36:08 respectively - not bad for a small-town race!

The "Cheetah Girls" were positioned at the final turn toward the finish to direct the runners and cheer like crazy. Mission accomplished! It was a little chaotic because it was a two-loop race with the 5K'ers being directed through the finish after one lap, while the 10K'ers had to veer to the left to run past the finish. Since the runners were all mixed up in clumps, some went the wrong way and had to make their way through the pylons at the last minute. Hopefully the race organizers will come up with a better way to do this next year.

Pics to follow from my girlfriend's camera...

Tonight hubs and I headed to our local run club for a 10K+. Not many people turned up since it was pouring rain! A handful of us headed out to brave the elements and busted out 10.8K at a pretty good clip.

The rain was coming down in buckets the entire time. I can't remember ever being so soaked! Shoes squishing, clothes heavy and water-logged as we splashed our way through puddles. The mild temperature made it feel pretty nice so no complaints.

I was able to debut my cheetah skirt on a run for the first time. Love it!


Drenched!


28 comments:

runnernic.com said...

Love the pics! sounds like you and hubbs had fun even though it was raining! :)

MCM Mama said...

Olga's sounds fun!

Cute skirt!

Aneta said...

ya the rain was awful today. i just ran from the gym to my car and got soaked. u r a really brave woman. good job on the run im the rain.

and that cheetah skirt is super cute!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wow it looks like it was pouring!!

So fun to run in the rain. Love the skirt!

RunKathyRun said...

Man those Cheetah skirts are cute; I might have to pick one up! BTW, I hear you about the rain; it hasn't stopped for a month in Oregon :-( Although it is fun to run in the rain....

Sarah said...

LOVE that skirt!! I am thinking of getting one...I haven't tried a skirt yet, but they are so darn cute!

Angie Bishop said...

aahh! Gotta love the rain runs!
Love the cheetah skirt! Can't wait to get one too :)

Jill said...

Nothing like a rain-soaked run to cleanse the soul! Love the skirt, girl, very YOU! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great run in the rain!! Love the skirt too :) Awesome!!

Jen said...

Great pics... and I LOVE the rain.

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ah, we Finally see the cheetah skirt! :) Way to take on the Rain!

ajh said...

Great skirt! You look drenched but happy!

Mark said...

The Cheetah skirt has to make you faster!! :)

J said...

It really was pouring! Wow - as long as it is warm those kinds of runs are fun! I love the running skirt! I really want to get one of those!

Laura said...

I was very happy I got my run in yesterday morning...cause last night I was busy builing an ark.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Looking good in the skirt! Super cute!

Denise said...

you look so cute!!

i like when i'm soaked from the rain. today i was so drenched from humidity i had to take my shirt off in the garage and ring it out. lovely.

Lisa said...

Cute skirt!!

Jocelyn said...

Thats awesome that you still went out in the pouring rain !:) I know most of us are wusses when it comes to that nonsense!

Staci Dombroski said...

I love running in the rain!!! I wish I had your runner's legs!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Love, love, love your cheetah skirt, how cute!!! Good for you to run in that rain last night! I watch T.O. news (still) and the rain looked heavy on the 401 & DVP!!

I on the other hand bailed on cycling and had a glass of red wine! LOL

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

running in the rain is AWESOME in the summer....not the winter :))

Way to rock the cheetah!

Jamie said...

Good for you heading out while it is raining. I love the rain but only if it starts after I'm already running :)

lindsay said...

what? no scandalous stories? c'mon now... ;)

i don't know that i've ever voluntarily gone running in the pouring rain... it's dumped on me while i was already out, but i am a wimp unless it is just a 'light' rain.

The Happy Runner said...

Love the pics. You look great post-run and the skirt is so cute! I keep seeing them around and really want/need to get one!!

Raegun said...

Love the cheetah skirt!

Amy said...

Great skirt! Good for you for getting out in the pouring rain!

M-Rah said...

Sometimes a good run in the rain is the way to go! :)