I’m running in the rain,
Just running in the rain.
I’m not on the treadmill, so I’m happy again.
In the rain.
It was pouring rain when I first woke up this morning. A little while later it was only drizzling, so we took our chances and drove out to the Hike and Bike trail for a run this morning. Yes, we read the forecast which predicted 100% chance of rain throughout the morning today. But our choices were either: go now and hope for the best, or go to the gym and run on the dreadmill. Seven miles on the dreadmill? Ugh. We decided to take our chances outside on the beautiful trail.
We got soaked.
Still, I’m happy we did it. Way happier than if I tried to get 6 or 7 miles done in the gym. It was beautiful out there today, despite the cold, wet, grey weather. There is a certain, unspoken camaraderie with the few other runners out in the pouring rain. A nod. A smile. A knowing.
It was… fun. (And Sneakers didn’t mind it one little bit.)
One hot shower, one hot cup of coffee, and one steamy bowl of oatmeal later and now I’m feeling very, very peaceful.
Peace to all of you today.