It had the caption "No excuses this weekend."
I chuckled when I saw it because I knew I was scheduled to run 7 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday. I also knew it was supposed to rain all weekend. This is why I got a treadmill last year. I can run inside when it is cold and rainy.
Saturday when I woke up it was lightly drizzling and I got my treadmill ready to go. I really hate to be wet! I checked the radar again and saw heavy rain was coming. Drew said I should run outside and I caved. I decided to run in the rain.
Off I went in the light drizzle which was a lovely distraction for the humidity. Three miles into my run it started to pour. I started to head home. Just short of two miles later I was one block from my house and it was just drizzling again. I had a choice...keep running in the rain or change and hit the treadmill to finish.
I decided to only make one set of clothes dirty and keep running in the rain. When I began my run I passed a gentleman that I see almost every morning. We both agreed we were a little crazy. I saw him again after the downpour. This time he said we were really earning it today and I so agree.
Running in the rain is not easy. It is slippery. I was worried about blisters because my feet were so wet. I was worried about chafing because I was soaked. Things that sometimes ache were very achy. But, it was all worth it. Looking back at my run, I really enjoyed it. It was cleansing in a way. I felt more refreshed after those 7 miles than I have in a long time. It reminded me that I enjoy running and I enjoy it a lot! I was definitely feeling a runner's high when I finished. I also felt like a Bad A** Mother Runner for running in the rain.
|Finished and soaked from head to toe!|