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Running in the Rain

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Took off for my run today. It was a foggy, muggy & gray day. It was 61 degrees. About 3 miles out it started to drizzle, no big deal. I got to my intended turn back point but felt so good I decided to go on to an uncharted distance. Then about 4.5 miles it started to rain. I went to the next corner and turned back, it was pouring. I however was having a blast.

I was crossing a highway overpass and noticed a slight flash or was it. I thought it may have been the gleam of headlight from the oncoming cars in the drops in my eyes. Then again very faint and still was not sure, then was the faintest rumble from the sky. I prayed for protection from any lightning. I now had a little over 4 miles to home. I felt good, the rain felt good, I was smiling. Passing traffic must have thought me a fool. I didn’t care as long as they don’t run me over.

It continued to pour as continued home. There were a couple more flashes of lightning and rolls of thunder before I made it home. It seems I should look deeper into the weather forecast before going for a run. There was severe weather alerts on television, the radar was yellow and red for my area, but nothing too serious. Of course the lighting was a big deal. Turns out the storm move in faster than I anticipated.

I made it home safe and soaked. I headed right for a towel to find my wife concerned since I don’t carry my phone with me. The extra distance I added, added extra time and the weather conditions, can’t blame her. But since she was still asleep when I left at 8am she really had no idea how long I had been out. She was glad I was home safe.

I did prove my theory correct. Running in the rain only gets your front wetter faster while your back stays dry. The back of my shirt and shorts were still dry with the exception of what had run down my shoulders. My shoulder blade area was wet, but the rest was dry. So today was also a science experiment. Who knew?
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  • LEARN211
    It sounds like your prayers were answered. Perhaps even more than you realized : )
    1333 days ago
    I am glad your safe. Thank you God. Sounds like you really enjoyed being in your element before your reality check. My husband used to come and go as he pleased but I have kind of gotten him in the habit of leaving me a note because he is kind of hard to keep track of with all his coming and going.So if he is really leaving the property I do expect a note at least giving me a destination like the store. I don't nag him in any way I would just like to have a general idea so he does do that for me now.Sometimes I sleep later than him and he likes to do things when the mood strikes so a note keeps the peace here. emoticon emoticon
    1348 days ago
    My son and I had a blast running in the rain together. Nothing can stop us but ourselves!
    1348 days ago
  • PROVERBS3128
    Thanks for sharing, almost like I had the opportunity to "feel" a trace what it must be like to do
    something like that. How neat! Except for the lightning, that would not have thrilled me.
    Now every time it rains, you'll want to go running!!!

    Have a great weekend! emoticon
    1348 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Glad you made it back safely. Nice job on the science experiment.
    1348 days ago
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