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A Run in the Rain

Exercising in less than optimal conditions

The thunder woke me up at around 4 a.m. and I immediately thought of my plan to take my 4-mile run at 5:45. Ugh.

Do I like running in the rain? No. Do I like getting up at 5:45 a.m. to go running in the rain? No. The only thing worse is NOT going, and not getting the energy rush I depend on to get me through my busy day working at the Patch headquarters in NYC. 

So run I did. And I'm glad! First of all, because I get to feel the warm (and slightly smug) glow of accomplishment. But also because I hate when my schedule gets thrown off. Other working moms will know what I'm talking about.

To my surprise, however, the run was lovely. I heard some birds, I smelled some  flowers, I admired some freshly planted gardens, and I got some time to myself. Plus, by the time I got on the train, I had crossed at least one thing off my to-do list.

Next time I heard thunder at 4 a.m. I'll try to remember that a run in the rain isn't the worst thing in the world.

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Beverly Meaux May 02, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Oh so true...thanks for the exercise push.
Darlene Sneden May 02, 2012 at 09:56 PM
The rewards outweighed any discomfort. I like that. Congrats!
Rachel Feddersen May 03, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hi, ladies! So nice of you to comment. I went again this morning -- wasn't raining, but was cold and kind of icky. And again, glad I went.
Shelley Emling May 03, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Do you go to the Y Rachel? I do spinning there most days... really great!
Rachel Feddersen May 03, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I haven't tried the Y yet, although my older son just started at the Little Y. I love the spinning at 360 Cycle, though. Happy to know of another place to try. Thanks!

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