There is something really refreshing about running in the rain, yet I shy away from actually doing it often, because I’m afraid of getting soaked. I’m made of sugar you know.. so I will obviously melt 😉
I was running the other day, and I saw the gray cloud looming over my head, and internally I scoffed at Mother Nature’s cloud and was thinking that I’d for sure beat the rain. I was sure that I could out run the cloud, but in hindsight was very wrong.
I was stuck under a little wooden bridge, mostly stuck there on the premise that I did not in fact have shelter for my iPhone and didn’t want in fact want to risk its functionality on account of a ‘little’ rain. I watched the rain drops hit the little stream that goes under the bridge and was surveying my options. It slowed down for a little awhile and as I was about to make my getaway, the sky opened and dropped some buckets onto to Cobalt as I stood there. I could have phoned a friend I suppose…. like on that show Who Wants to be a Millionaire or Cash Cab, but no one would have felt sorry for me at all… haha
As the rain let up a second time, off I went, hesitantly risking my own melting and demise (Fact: This is not true at all. I will never melt in rain, unless it’s acid hydrochloric rain?!) It was a calm rain for a little bit, but then reverted back to torrential. I put my iPhone inside my two shirts and under my sports bra in hopes of shielding it from the rain and continued on my run.
Tips for running in the rain:
1) Embrace it; laugh about it; dance in puddles – bring out the inner child in yourself that hasn’t done anything super fun in a long time. You’ll be happy that you did!
2) Try and have a dry place to store your electronics. Sometimes I even run with a little baggie in my sports capris pocket for occasions like a random rain storm. As fun as dancing in the rain is, you don’t have to have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a new iPhone 😉
I hadn’t felt that refreshed in a really long time. I also must have looked a little bit crazy laughing in the rain. It was just what I needed.