Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Wife Thinks I'm Crazy

So what's a little rain? I was getting ready for my run today, and my wife looked at me like I was nuts. It was raining pretty good. I actually look forward to days like this. The rain is refreshing and it is a bit more challenging. I feel as though I accomplish a bit more on these days by overcoming an additional obstacle. Here's another example...last night, I was surfing the 'net looking at winter running gear. Am I a glutton for punishment? Am I truly crazy?

The run started with just a sprinkle. About a mile into it, the sky opened up and poured, as though it was trying to wash me away into the river. As I ran past parked cars full of people trying to keep dry, here I was running, embracing everything Mother Nature was throwing at me. I could hear what they were saying to each other, "Look at that fool!" or "Someone forgot to check the weather report!" I felt like Lt. Dann, on the Jenny with Forrest Gump, fighting the hurricane. Okay, maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but I was inspired and picked up my pace a bit.

Mileage: 3.00
Time/Pace: 27:23/9:07
Avg Heart Rate: 151

Temp: 70
Weather: Rain


  1. Kudos on your rainy run! I dread heading out on days like this, and I'm usually the lame-o who takes cover under a store's awning when it starts to pour. If it's as exhilarating as you say it is, maybe I'll suck it up next time.

  2. I highly suggest running in the rain. It is fun and what's the harm of a bit of water. Aren't we all sweating anyway?!?