Mother Nature is not a runner. I'm convinced, because if she were we would have perfect running conditions ALL the time. Most of the time (thanks to living in South Florida) the weather is great for running. Minus the sometimes unpredictable torrential rainfall and occasional hurricanes, we pretty much have year-round running weather.
Sadly, that isn't true for everyone. Which brings me to my first "confession Friday" statement: I'm getting spoilt. Recently little weather issues have started to bug me... It's too hot. Too rainy. Too humid. Too (fill-in-the-blank). I can't imagine getting a single drop of rain on me but yet I don't mind being drenched in sweat after a good run (second confession). On the other hand some of my friends love running in the rain and describe it as being "refreshing". Others run at 3-5pm in the afternoon (do you know how hot it is at 3pm in July in Florida?!).
I will one day get to the point where I am be able to appreciate running in all seasons. I am already an expert summer runner
When I do the Chicago marathon next year I can check "winter runner" off my bucket list...
And eventually I will find joy in running in the rain, because...
...regardless of the weather conditions.
Tomorrow is my REST day (day before my long run remember?) and I am looking forward to it. I will spend it with friends (I have morning and afternoon "friend sessions" which is exciting cause I hardly get to see these particular ladies) and mentally preparing for my 10 mile training run on Sunday (pause.........say a prayer for my knees............ok thank you. You can un-pause now).
I leave you with a funny cartoon about running in the rain...
What's your favorite running weather? Feel free to share your tips about running in "less than ideal" conditions :)
I used to love running in the rain. But lately I've been skipping a run when it's pouring in the afternoon. You forgot to mention the bugs! Ugh, after it rains they are everywhere. I took a bad fall cause one flew in my face.ReplyDelete
Bugs! I know!!! That is one of the main reasons why I don't run in the evening. They seem to get worse later in the day :(ReplyDelete