National Running Day. So in hopes of recruiting a few friends to run, I posted on Facebook that I would be running at Mountain Park Park at 8 p.m. and hoped to see them there. Little did I know that thunderstorms would be brewing... I was also completely exhausted from getting too little sleep the past few nights. I came home from work in a brain fog and took a 30 minute nap. When the alarm clock sounded I was tempted to turn it off and sleep until morning. But... since I had posted on Facebook that I would be at the park at 8 p.m., I didn't want to let anyone down.
I LOVE running in the rain! Years ago I used rain as an excuse to not run. Then about a year or two ago, after the drought ended and it rained more days than not, I realized that I needed to get out and run rain or shine. And then I discovered that I actually ENJOY running in the rain. It cools my body and refreshes my soul. And now, each time I run in the rain, an amazing memory pops into my brain of the time that I ran a 20 mile training run during the flood of the century for where I live (September 2009). If I can run 20 miles in flooding rains, I can do anything.
Hope you enjoyed your run today!