I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I mean, I love warm weather, I really do, but warm and hell fire are two different things, entirely. Also, the feels like temps have been in the triple digits for a few weeks now and shit, the humidity and dew points are both in the mid 70’s so even leaving the house at 6AM to go running, the feels like temperature is over 85. On a good day.
On Monday it was pouring rain and I welcomed the opportunity to run in it. Not only does it make me feel all kinds of bad ass but it’s also cooler. WINNING! When I finished my 5 miles, I was soaking wet but I didn’t care, not one bit. If you’ve never gone running in the pouring rain, you need to do it. And I don’t mean a little drizzle, I mean pouring so hard you can barely see in front of you. It frees your soul!
A word of caution though, if you’re like me and you live to jump in every puddle you see, make sure you have another pair of running shoes available just in case the ones your wearing aren’t dry by the next day. Based on our current forecast and my propensity for jumping in all the puddles, mine will be wet for days. Fortunately, I’ve got 10 or 11 backups just in case.
An accurate representation of what it’s like to run in Florida in the summer.
And don’t forget, if the rain doesn’t cool us down, eventually we may get some nice wind, it IS also hurricane season you know.
Do you like to run in the rain?
What about puddles? Are you a jumper or a go around them kind of person?