Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sploosh, Kersplat

Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
Dribble, dribble, sploosh!
Dribble, dribble, sploosh!
Grab your boots, your coat, and hat,
Jump in a puddle and go kersplat!
Stomp about and become a drowned rat,
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain  - A. Lachhut



Last night at 7pm as I sat outside Duniway Track in my car and watched my windshield cover over with water...


I thought dark thoughts, I prolonged the inevitable, I sang a little ditty...should I stay or should I go now?
This indecision's bugging me. The clash between hot seat warmers and big rainy puddles was huge in my mind...


...so I went.
To check it out.
...And I loved it!
FUN!

First track w/o in a looooong time. My left glute is still bugging me and a cold has settled in my chest, but I went for it and had a blast. It dumped on us the whole time but it was a warm rain and 4.75 miles later I rejoined my hot seat warmers, steamed up the car and headed home to bed. YUM!

23 comments:

Small Town Runner said...

Oh, Awesome!!!! Rain on the track!

Hope that glute behaves..Sounds like you got a great workout :)

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

YAY for you!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

Love it. It is SO hard when the mind starts to make us feel doubt or that we shouldn't...but don't you always feel so good AFTER?
:))
woot!

Megan said...

ugh, rain. Way to make the most of it. I don't mind the rain, but I HATE the wind.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Wow, girl, you inspire me. I was looking at the weather for next Tuesday and already freaking out about running the track in the rain. You did it in the rain and the dark. I think I've lost my excuses.

Nikki Kendall said...

A rain run sounds soooo much better than a snow run! Jealous!

misszippy said...

That dread is always so much worse than the reality of rain! Glad you got out and enjoyed it.

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Pam said...

Badass.

Kate said...

Way to get out there! I find that it's never (OK, not usually) as bad as I make it out to be while I'm struggling with myself over going.

Julie said...

I love when you dread something and then find out it's really great!

Teamarcia said...

Nice job! I'm not so sure i would have gone. WTG!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Great job on getting out there! WARM rain runs can be fun - booo to the cold ones!

Laurie said...

I love running in the rain! Unless it is crazy freezing outside!

Stephanie said...

Way to go! Inspiration at its finest. :)

Julie said...

It really WAS a nice evening...even with the rain. I think I was having trouble committing because I don't feel well. You know, everything seems like SUCH WORK when you're under the weather.

What a whiny baby :D

Terri said...

Warm rain would be great - cold rain is what we have here, though, and it stinks! :(

Aimee said...

I love running in the rain!!

ratherthecouch said...

You are officially WAY more dedicated than I am! I don't mind a sprinkle, but I can't seem to get out there in a downpour like that. Nice job and nice post! Very poetic.

Michael said...

The rain...bummer. I hate ran. I hate alot of things about the weather right now, but sunny and 65 here today - yeah - spring is just around the corner.

Johann said...

I love running in the rain. Track workout...? I don't love that at all.

Jogging with Fiction said...

warm rain is the best, like running in the rain in the summer!

Jenn said...

Awesome! The worst part is just getting out there! I can't wait to get back to the track!!! We are getting a dumping of SNOW again. It's mid MARCH!!!! Have a great weeekend:)