Rain Running: Yes or NO?
When I got up yesterday morning, I checked the weather. It said light rain, so I decided to go for it. Honestly, I didn’t have time to hit the treadmill at the Y because I wasted, yes absolutely wasted 10 minutes scrolling Facebook. So, like I said, I decided to go for it.
I am not a huge fan of running in the rain. I already run when it is dark outside. When you add in the rain, it stays darker longer, the roads are wet, puddles…Yeah, it’s a mess outside. Also, I don’t like my shoes getting wet. I hate the squishy feeling in my shoes. The worst feeling while running is the squish and slosh. Plus, your shoes get wet. I am super picky about that, which is why you won’t find me at a mud run anytime soon. I don’t want to ruin my shoes!
Once you have made the decision to run in the rain, you just do it. You know that you will get wet, but you don’t let that stop you. Leashing up my running buddy, Blaze, off we went. I was holding my phone for a bit, but luckily I had an extra bag. I am a responsible pet owner, so I come prepared to pick up after him! Anyway, I wrapped up my phone so it didn’t get wet.
After a while, I decided that this rain was certainly a “light rain.” It wasn’t misting, it wasn’t steady, and it certainly wasn’t a torrential Florida downpour, so it must have been light. It wasn’t blinding and it wasn’t heavy; it was mostly just annoying. I didn’t get too much water in my eyes, and the puddles were intermittent. Generally, it was almost pleasant.
Home and Wet: Now What?
The problem though arrived when we got home. Blaze and I were soaked. Luckily, I have a crew who wakes early at my house. I had them bring us towels. Drying off a frisky puppy after running is not something I would recommend. He decided to roll around in the garage, covering his wet coat with garage type debris. After someone else took him over, I was able to dry me off. I had to leave my sacred running shoes in the garage to dry. Hopefully, they will be ready to go on our next run.
What did I learn from this early morning adventure? Don’t waste time on Facebook. Check the weather and run inside! Kind of! Not really! I don’t know! Maybe! I think it just depends on my mindset for the morning. Will I mind getting wet or do I want to stay dry? When I answer that on any given morning, I will have my answer for that daily run.
Rain running: Yes or NO? For me, it truly depends on the day. Yesterday was a day to Run in the Rain!
Wet or dry: