Thursday, July 19, 2007

Running Like it Should Be

Last night was a perfect night for a run. The humidity had broken, although maybe that’s not the right way to state it. It was raining, relieving the air of the heavy feel that too much moisture can cause. When I put on my running shoes and headed out the door, it was a light rain, steady, but not a downpour. The clouds were coming through and there was a little thunder (but no visible lightning other than one streak I saw walking out of the house, and yes, I know, if there is thunder there is definitely lightning) but just a light rain. And it wasn’t that dark and gray of an overcast, rainy day. There were areas around the metro that were clear, and/or the rain hadn’t come through yet, so there was sun around the edges, making it seem necessary for sunglasses, although I never actually wore them (the rain would’ve been a deterrent to that, although I wish I had worn a hat), they were on top of my head the whole run. I was going to run 4. But since it was cooler, and the rain was falling, and at one point (probably mile 4) it started to pour, so I was not getting any wetter, I decided to stay out till it stopped…6 miles later I was home, clothes were dripping, shoes were drenched, socks could be wrung out, but I felt good. Not a great run, but at least it was a fun one. As soon as I figured out it was raining, it made me want to get out in it. Now in the early spring and later fall, that’s not so much the reaction, but when it’s summer, it’s warm out, you have been sweating on runs and feeling gross, it’s nice to have a refreshing rain to run in. Especially when it’s not as dark and grey as it could be, and the sun is even slightly poking through…

I even made it to bed kind of early, expecting to wake up, as usual, around 5, and get out of bed to run...but with no alarm for that early, I didn't wake up, so will have to try to get one in tonight, maybe after dinner. L and I are going on a "date" tonight, dinner somewhere (I have to make the decision, I'm thinking one of the little places along the river) and then possibly going for a run...I have to say, I like having a boyfriend that runs. And actually suggests it on occasion himself or really likes the idea when it is mentioned.

6 comments:

Annette said...

Sounds like a good run! Everyone must be getting a little heat break right now. We had rain, too. I was actually able to sleep in and run at 10 am without regretting it yesterday!

Enjoy your date tonight!

By the way, you WOULD love a relay. Keep looking out for one. They are quite the adventure. (Although I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep!)

Firefly's Running said...

Have fun tonight!

Dori said...

Man, it really poured, didn't it! I thought we were going to have floods. Nice post--it makes me wish I had gone running in the rain, even though I did 5 miles earlier in the day (when it was hot and steamy!)

Ginger Breadman said...

what a great description of running in the rain. I am loving summer completely but you just made me long for a cool refreshing run in the rain. I hope dinner was wonderful!

Kurt said...

It sounds like you had a good time. I hope the condo sells and you have lots of extra money for beach trips!

JustRun said...

Sounds GREAT!

Oh! And I have a couple relay "options" coming up in the next year. I will let you know- seriously.