Running in the Rain

photo source: broken hearted runner

I don’t know if this is entirely normal or not, but whenever it rains out, I have the urge to run. 

I wasn’t always like this, you know.  And back when my knees were in 100% cooperation with my training goals, I would oftentimes save the rainy days as my excuse to rest and take the day off.  However, now that biking and walking have become my mainstays in the exercise department, the rainy days have become saved for my running days. 

6:08am

This morning as I laced up my sneakers, I felt nothing but adrenaline and a bit of anxiety (along with a few butterflies in the stomach.)  Pre-race nerves, they call it.  Only I wasn’t racing.  It was just me, the rain, a pair of slightly worn-out sneakers, and my thoughts for company.  No fans, no fellow runners, no finish line.  Yet—still—I felt as if I were preparing for something big.  As if all my training, biking, and walking was coming down to this single run.  

Trotting through the first mile, there was nothing but the sound of my sneakers hitting the pavement.  By the end of mile 2, I began to catch more sounds and smells.  Coffee brewing.  People chatting.  An older man standing on his deck while taking in the fresh new morning.    

There’s something about a run in the morning rain.  Something mysterious.  Something beautiful.  Fresh and new.  It’s why, no matter how many injuries I face or how busy life gets, I will always—always, always—be a runner.

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11 thoughts on “Running in the Rain

  1. Totally agree–I love heading out on a cloudy morning and “accidentally” getting caught in the rain. It’s so refreshing.
    Running in the snow is fun too:)

  2. I’m just going to admit it… I don’t like running in the rain. Lol. I can’t get past the water splashing into my eyes and all over my face. I think that I’d probably like it if I had goggles though. Ha, ha.

  3. Loving that picture. I don’t run, but running in the rain must be something extra special!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  4. i used to hate the rain, and i still do, with one exception: running in the rain. for some reason, there is just something so freeing and refreshing about it!!!!!

  5. I am so happy you were able to go out for a run 🙂

    I had to walk a 5K this weekend (instead of run as planned) and it was raining… and I really wanted to run in it. I agree that it can be a lot of fun 🙂

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