So this morning I got up bright and early and prepared to go out for a run. Of course, things got a little hectic this morning because I had forgotten it was trash day so I had to take all the trash out and drag it to the curb.
I also had to pack the kid a lunch because I had promised him that I would, last night when I was in a bacon induced stupor. And, I had to unload the dishwasher and put away the dishes which I forgot about last night because again, bacon induced stupor. Suffice it to say, I got out the door much later than I anticipated. I left at 7:30AM.
And it was raining.
Let it be said that I do NOT like to run when there is thunder or lightning present, but rain, I don’t mind. I ran 8 miles and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. (Well, except for the fact that my phone accidentally got wet and is currently broken.)
And while out on my run this morning, I thought of the top 10 reasons why you should run in the rain.
Reason #1 – You can run through puddles and you know you want to, so go ahead. Run through ALL the puddles.
Reason #2 – Stray dogs and possible dog bites are less likely when you’re running in the rain because let’s face it, even animals have enough sense to get out of the rain.
Reason #3 – Running in the rain will help you to prepare in case you ever have to race in the rain. Trust me, it can happen, I’ve run 2 half marathons in the rain and I’m pretty sure I looked exactly like this…
Reason #4 – You won’t have to wash your running clothes when you get home. They’re getting clean as you run. Just take them off and hang them to dry and they’ll be good to go the next time you need them.
Reason #5 – It’s raining, which means you don’t have to water the lawn or water your plants, so you’ve got extra time on your hands. Run longer!
Reason #6 – No one will ever call you a wuss for running 8 miles in the rain, unless they ran 10, in which case get back out there.
Reason #7 – It’s a great way to wash your shoes.
Reason #8 – You don’t have to worry about people trying to stop and talk to you. Lucky for you, no one wants to socialize out in the rain, so you can run with no interruptions.
Reason #9 – If you accidentally pee your pants, no one will know. Don’t pee your pants on purpose though because that’s just gross.
Reason #10 – And by far the absolute best reason you should run in the rain….everyone will think you’re a badass! Oh sure, they’ll drive by you in their cars and think ‘what an idiot’ and ‘look at that fool running in the rain’ but you know that secretly they think you’re a badass!
Do you run in the rain?
Do you have any tips for running in the rain? (After realizing that my waterproof rain jacket maybe isn’t, my tip is to leave your expensive cell phone at home, or put it in a ziplock bag.)