There was a time when rain could not keep me indoors. I remember one rainy week that I used most of my shoes kasi I kept on running kahit rain run rin. Lately, the rain just makes me curl up and burrow under my sheets. Rain = Bed Weather.
Last Friday, I had a chance to run under the rain again.
When I set off, I only had one goal in mind, I need to run fast enough to get to the grocery before they close. I needed to pick up ingredients for the soup we will make. The grocery is about 3Ks out and I was confident that I had enough in my legs to make it there on time.
After leaving the house, it started to drizzle. I couldn’t help but smile. I will have cool run.
Before I hit Km1, it started to pour really hard. Suddenly, I felt like I was part of a flash mob. All the people around me started running also. Pero, while I kept on running on an easy pace, everybody else around me was sprinting. Everybody took cover and I kept on running. I got funny looks.
Care factor = zilch!
The air felt cleaner. I loved skipping over puddles. Even if I increased my pace and the rain kept me cool.
When I passed one building, somebody called out to me and asked, “Mam, no umbrella?” Without breaking pace, I answered, “Mahirap tumakbong may dalang payong.” Well, it is true. I really can’t imagine running with an umbrella.
Touchdown grocery : 3:61 Km : 27:39 : Not bad. 😀
Thank goodness it stopped raining a little after Km2 and that the nike dri-fit technology really works, 😀 I wasn’t dripping wet when I got to the grocery.
I’m looking forward to more rain run rin.