Last night I had the opportunity to do something I hadn’t done in a long, long time – take a run in the rain. I’d forgotten just how fun running in the rain can be!
When I left my house, the temps had dropped from above 90 to the mid 70’s (we’d had showers a good chunk of the afternoon), and it was sprinkling ever so lightly. I thought that was an opportune time to get outside and beat the heat.
And boy was I right! My run was amazing! It felt more like springtime than mid-summer. Mid way through my run the sprinkles became heavier, and I was running in a real shower! Not a downpour, but a steady rain. I splashed in puddles. I kicked up so much water that my legs and shorts were soaked! I looked just like I stepped out of a pool. Awesomeness!
Running in the rain always brings back great memories of high school cross country. We’d run rain or shine back then – and I recall one particular run where it was literally raining cats and dogs. We finished our run on the high school baseball field – which was partially flooded. The final part of our workout was sprinting dive & slides across the water (basically and old-fashioned slip n’ slide). I loved that day, and I love remembering it.
Do you run in the rain? Does it bring any special memories for you?