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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Rainy Run

Last night, I headed out for another 3 miler, and when I left the house it was cloudy, but it wasn't even drizzling and I hoped to get my run done before the daily rain we've been getting lately rolled in. In the second mile, I could see the black clouds, heavy with rain, approaching, but at that point, there was nothing I could do to avoid them: I had to just hope I could out run the rain. Ha.

Right at the end of my 2nd mile, the skies opened up and POURED. Within seconds, I was completely drenched. You haven't truly experienced rain until you've experienced tropical rain, but if you've seen Forrest Gump, and if you recall how Forrest described rain while he was in Vietnam, then you have a sense of how it can rain here in FL. In this case, it was coming in at me sideways, and as Forrest would say, it was "sting-ing rain."

Again though, I knew there was nothing to do but keep runn-ing (you have to say that like Forrest too). Certainly, that was the fastest way of getting home, so I trudged through the ankle-deep puddles and eventually got myself there. I looked like a drowned rat, completely soaked from head to toe, and my eyes actually hurt and my vision was a little blurry from the rain hitting my eyeballs. But I made it!

Man, I am tough.

24 comments:

D10 said...

Way to jump back with the running. You are one tough momma for hanging in the rain!

N.D. said...

You rock! great job running out there.

The Sean said...

I LOVE those types of rains, when you just have to laugh because it seems the water is coming from within you because you are so drenched.

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

Wow, you are tough! My eyes literally started watering while reading your description! I avoid running completely when rain is in the forecast, so I'm totally impressed with you.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I wish I was as tough as you Forrest, I mean Jess!

Marlene said...

You sure are!

Eliza said...

We ran in the same rain storm!

:)

kristen said...

You are tough! So glad your running again too.

Lily on the Road said...

what a trooper, good job getting back out there. Have you got a baby jogger yet for Norah?

Wes said...

That's awesome! cept for the sting-ing part :-)

X-Country2 said...

You're WAY hardcore!

Mary said...

Ya know, sometimes it is fun to run in the rain -- once you are good and wet and there is no getting out of it, it is rather fun!

BrianFlash said...

Being landlocked in Missouri you wouldn't think I've had the pleasure of experiencing a named storm but...one year ago Hurricane Ike came by and dropped six inches of rain before and during the Lewis and Clark Marathon.

After standing out in the rain for 45 minutes waiting for the race to start, wife and I bailed. The rain was coming down so hard it hurt. So we didn't actually run in it which does make you more hard core then us!

Lewis and Clark half marathon this weekend - weather was beautiful. So the universal karma equation is equal again...

Viper said...

You are tough. You deserve a beer.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

you're a rockstar. well done.

Jessica said...

Gotta love those rainy runs sometimes! Nice job! Keep up those date nights too--they become important.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job, Jess!!

Nikki said...

You ARE tough! It's so cool that you're out running again...tough Mama for sure!

Heather said...

You ARE tough. Way to get out there in the rain.

kelsalynn said...

one tough cookie for sure!

I'm glad you made the most of it! Sounds like fun to me!

teacherwoman said...

One TOUGH chica! Nice work!

RunningLaur said...

Rain in the eyes?!?! You're one tough mother :)

MCM Mama said...

I hope it was at least warm rain...

Good job finishing it up!

Jess said...

Haha nice job toughing it out!