Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Every Thing is Better in the Rain - Including Running

Photo by: Patrick O.

For those of you who know me, you know that I hate running. I just don't get that euphoric reaction from it that others (like my wife) seem to get. Usually while running all I can think about is that I intentionally ran to this point, and now I have to run back.

I didn't have time to run yesterday morning so last night I decided to get out and run in the rain and lightning storm. In case you missed it I am preparing for a 10k race: (The Daily Man Show: The Dirty Dash - Death by Mud!)

I don't know if it was running at night, or running in the rain, or running while lightning danced across the sky, but I actually felt pretty good running. I wasn't thinking to myself the normal barrage of complaints as I ran. It still wasn't the "euphoric" feelings others seem to have when running, but I actually didn't hate the experience.

When I finished my run I still felt pretty good, not winded and tired like I usually do. Now if I could just figure out a way to get a nice desert storm like this every time I run, it just might make a runner out of me.


I ran again last night after a huge rain storm. It just wasn't the same, and to make it worse it was hot, muggy and the mosquitoes were out in force.

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