When it rains, it pours and I get stuck in it

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 under Exercise, Running | No Comment

This morning I had six miles on the schedule. It was raining when I woke up so I figured I would wait and see if  it cleared up. It did. Until I was three miles from home. I’ve been caught in the rain before, but this was unbelievable.

I was soaked within minutes and had to stop running to wrap my long-sleeved shirt around my pack to keep my phone dry. Cars whipped by. My shoes filled with water.

The last two miles were brutal. All I could think about was getting home, stripping down and getting into a hot shower. A quartered mile from home, the storm passed, but the damage was done. I got home and made a line for the bathroom. Mrs. Fitgeek and Lil Geek were still sleeping. They didn’t even know it was raining. As I warmed up in the shower I started to realize that I had a lot of fun tearing through the rain.

That’s the funny thing about running. Good days or bad, I’m always having fun and every run is an adventure.

That being said, I’m looking forward to Saturday’s chilly but dry run. I just hope my shoes will be dry.

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