When I was in Dunoon today, I watched the storm clouds brewing:
And my first thought was, urgh!
You’d think I’d be used to it. I live on the West Coast of Scotland. Rain is something you’d expect me to be used to running in. But I’m not!
In the past, I’ve always been a ‘fair weather’ runner; I’ve skipped any runs that would involve running in the rain.
Yes, I know, I know.
But over the past 18 months, I’ve run in all weathers, and I really do love it, but I still find that I need to drag myself out there when it rains. When I’m actually running, I enjoy it- running in the rain is great! It’s refreshing, it keeps you cool, the roads are generally quieter, I get to splash in puddles…… but why do I still find it hard to get myself out the door?
Tonight, the rain was torrential, and the wind was quite strong. I didn’t really want to run. But I did. And I LOVED it! We were pretty speedy (well, for us, that is). We only did a two miler, since we’re, ahem,
lazy ‘tapering’ for Sunday’s 10K, but I’m really pleased with the run 🙂
And, I found another heart!
Here’s a heart I found a couple of weeks ago, that I forgot to share….
Run: 2 miles
Trainers: LunarFly GTX
Weather: very wet, rainy and windy
I listened to a Jillian Michael’s podcast again today, instead of music 🙂
Today’s Life Lesson: am I the only person who leaves their reusable bags in the car EVERY time I go to the supermarket?
How do you feel about running in the rain?
26 thoughts on “Running in the Rain”
I love running in the rain. I remember a track meet in high school that it was raining and I had one of my fastest races. I specifically remember opening my mouth and “drinking” some of the rain when I was getting tired. It helped!
Ha! I’ve never tried that- maybe it’ll give me a wee boost if I try it! 😉
At least you get your bags to your car – I usually leave them at home! LOL
Lol! We have the best of intentions, anyway!
When our ‘rainy season’ begins, I hate it and tend to stick to the treadmill, but eventually that gets boring and I’ll venture out into the rain and I end up loving it and thinking it is so refreshing 😉
I’m glad I’m not alone then!
I like to run in the rain, but not when my socks get soggy!! I ave never once in my life remembered to take n my recycling bags!! Our similarities are endless:)
They sure are! Soggy socks? Urgh!
I am going to have to say that I don’t miss the London rain and love being in sunny California. People keep telling me that the ‘rainy’ season is starting… I am skeptical that it will live up to its name. 🙂
You’ll need to let us know how different it is!
I’m the same as you – it’s a thought to head out in the rain but I love it once I start. I ran 11.5 miles in it tonight and came back looking like a drowned rat but with a smile plastered across my face (once I peeled away the wet hair that was also plastered across my face lol!)
Well done- that’s dedication! 😀
I don’t mind the rain if I’m already out but to start a run when it’s raining, not so good at that. Ro
Yeah, it’s much easier to cope with when it’s dry heading out!
Love your heart pictures. I thought you had shared one of them before…maybe I am wrong 🙂
I have come to love running in the rain as well and last nights workout took place in the rain. It’s the wind and rain that get to me more.
Agree: wind or rain are bearable- both together are horrible!
You’re a poet 😉
Running in the rain is like pre-dawn runs. Quiet and soothing. You know the only people you see out are there for the same reasons as you.
Unless I forget my hat and rain is running into my eyes. Then the toys are out of the pram and I find myself thinking ‘this is s#^%’ and swearing to myself to remember my cap next time. Like my reusable bags. No, wait…
I’ll have to admit to never having run pre-dawn: that’s one to try 🙂
I like running in a light rain, but I tend to get blisters if my feet get too wet 😦
Urgh; blisters suck!
I love running in the rain and I love the heart photos! 🙂
Thanks! I’ll have to email them! 😉
Okay, yay! 🙂