Monday, October 04, 2010

Colourful Country Run

I decided to have a little fun with my outfit for yesterday's (taper) long run. What do you think? Colourful enough?




We had a small group of eight and decided to head out of town to run on an old railway trail. It was a nice change of scenery and we enjoyed the well-groomed (crushed gravel) trail as well as some country roads. There was plenty to talk about with our upcoming races and the miles flew by.

It was a beautifully cold morning - only about 4C/39F. The air was fresh and crisp and I loved every minute of it, although it did get a little uncomfortable at times when we turned into the wind. The gloves were on and off throughout the run. I <3 Fall!

I'll let these photos tell the rest of the story..




 
 





25.0KM / 15.5mi
2:22:02
5:40/KM = 9:08/mi

Less than two weeks to go!

45 comments:

abbi said...

I love fall and I love that last picture! Great run (and outfit!).

Quinton J said...

Your running outfit is looking kinda’ bland. You should try having some fun with it…spruce it up...don’t be afraid of colour!

misszippy said...

They saw you coming, girlfriend! Looked like a great run.

Aneta said...

love the outfit. i love outrageous colourful running outfits! hehe

dietitianontherun.com said...

LOVE that last photo!! Fall has definitely arrived with colors like that ;)

Lisa said...

Hello color! And nice running locale. Nice.

Denise said...

bright and cheery outfit...perfect for you!!

J said...

Your run reminds me why I love fall running so much! Its just so pretty to be outside and enjoying the cool weather and pretty scenery!

Laura said...

I agree with Q - kind of dull. :)
You should have put on your shirt from the Chilly 1/2...you can see that puppy a mile away.
Awesome run!

Marky Mark said...

Not as much fun as tailgaiting at a Bills game, but still looks like fun! Also if you dress like that you're required to be fast I think...

lish said...

Yay for Fall and Yay for Colours! Can't believe you only have two weeks to go!

Deb said...

Great pictures! Cute outfit.

ShutUpandRun said...

No way you're going to get hit by a car in that outfit!! Great job getting the 15 done and don't you love running in the cooler temps?

Jill said...

Haha, when I first started reading your post, my screen didn't show those socks...holy cow is all I can saw when I scrolled down. VERY FUN, girl!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

to begin with, I love that you spell color with the -our. And I love the outfit. so cute and much like the NEON get-up I wore yesterday. Yay for 2 weeks left and the taper!

the dawn said...

good work on the last long run effort before race day! i did my 16 and it was glorious, much like your run looks. can't wait to celebrate our mutual PR's in two weeks!!!

Stephanie Nichole said...

ahhhhhhh 39 degrees does NOT make fall... it makes Alaska!!! I'm scared of the cold... could you keep it up that way? That'd be great, thanks! lol


Love the COLORS!!!!

Morgan said...

LOL! Love this post with all its colors! You are cracking me up! 2 weeks!!! Woot!!!

Runners Fuel said...

Love the outfit! You can't be missed!

Sarah said...

Im going to have to come on one of these runs one day ;)

Col has a nagging injury he was resting. Hes back at it tonight ;p

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I would so wear that outfit just to be funny.. Love the pictures! Fall is making me very happy.

Soooo my next Half is on crushed gravel.. Email me if you have any tips on that, I generally run on pavement..

teacherwoman said...

What a great Fall run! I absolutely LOVE the last photo!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos and your outfit!! You're amazing!!

Meredith said...

Oh my word!! Beautiful! We're having a beautiful fall morning here too and even though it's my rest day, I'm itching to get out there!

Sandy said...

Great outfit and awsome place to run!

Nicole said...

:)

I love fall! my favorite time of the year!

:)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Is that the fashion police calling?????????

Amy said...

Love the outfit! Are you trying to compete with the colours on the trees?!

Katie A. said...

I think Fall decided to finally join us this week. But I probably just jinxed us typing that! LOL!
LOVE the outfit! And nice work on the run! You are sooo ready!

aron said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh i am jealous of those temps! :)

i love wearing ridiculous outfits running :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You looked almost at colorful as those leaves! Way to look bright and cheery running all those miles. yay! for 2 weeks to go!

Kerrie T. said...

Love the outfit. Love the pics. Love. Love. Love. I heart fall, too.

lindsay said...

It looks like rainbow brite threw up. Very classy outfit MaUrlene. Love the scenic pictuUres. :)

Becka said...

I love all the color. FANTASTIC!

lilmeg said...

LOVE the outfit

Where do you stash your camera when you run?

Meg said...

Brrrrrr, I bet the cool weather feels wonderful! Cute socks and low key color scheme, you made me smile!

ajh said...

Love your feet in the leaves!

Carly said...

What a beautiful run! I am loving the cool fall temps too. This is my favorite time of the year.

Heather said...

Love the outfit! Looks like a perfect fall run!

Forward Foot Strides said...

That trail looks like a dream, beautiful!

Mistyfied said...

I love the photo with the colorful leaves on the ground, we dont see that here in south Texas. Good luck on your race.

Johann said...

Great outfit! Lovely photos of a lovely run, thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

I love all of your photos! Oh, I love fall!

destination262 said...

Love ALL the pics! That one of your feet is awesome! And love all the happy colors. Sounds like a nice and fun run!

The Happy Runner said...

Love it!
That last pic is really cool.