Sunday, April 16, 2006

I'm Running In The Rain

Just running in the rain
What a glorious feeling
And I'm happy again!!!!

Today Jason and I went out for a 5 mile pace run when we got back from driving home from Fort Wayne. I hate being in the car unless it's some wacky road trip....but along the Indiana Toll Road for 3 hours does not equal fun. I immediatly bail on Jason and fall asleep, but he's happy because the Cubs game is on (they won. again. woot.)

We get home at about 5:45pm and it's raining and kinda coolish out but we lace up the ole' Brooks and head out the door. Now I LOVE running in the rain. It's one of my favorite times to run because the rain can be refreshing and if it's not too cold out it can be a pleasant experience. I am also stoked because last year I don't think this area got much rain at all. I don't remember running through the rain one time last year, so it's nice to see the grass and trees and flowers all getting that water that they need.

The run went really well with a little extra treat at the end. We are about a mile from being done and we are soaked to the bone and I kinda do this sprint up this "hill" (really just a ramp to get up from under an underpass) and then I hear it. You know the big "WHOOOSH" of a car hitting a puddle on the side of the street. I am too late and immediatly drenched with a huge wave of water. The driver didn't miss me at all! Oh well, what can you do and I was already soaking so not a huge deal. Jason was behind me because he opted to not sprint up the hill and so he just got to watch me get splashed on.

As usual I don't know what pace we ran, but it felt like a pretty good clip so that works for us. Here are the plots from the week and this upcoming week brings us 4 hard days at work and then we are off to Dallas from Friday-Tuesday for a Physics conference.


Running Jayhawk said...

Oh Man! That totally stinks about the splash. But it sounds like you've had some good runs the past few days. Way to not let a little bit of rain slow you both down!

LeahC said...

Thanks! It was actually really funny as I was so wet already I couldn't get mad :-)

Joe said...

If you want to run in the rain all the time, move to Vancouver.

LeahC said...

well maybe not ALL the time. But it's nice every now and then.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I've been chicken so far about running in the rain.  But after reading your story I'm going to give it a try.

LeahC said...


it's really fun especially if it's not cold outside. plus you get to feel like Rocky which is always a good thing!