Another rain experience

This morning I woke up around 8am.  During the work week, I get up a little after 5am to go for a run.  I get up this early for two reasons.  First, it is too hot after work to go for a run.  Second, after work I never feel like going for a run.  So when I woke up later than normal today I was worried that it would already be too hot for an enjoyable run.  Then I noticed that it was cloudy.  That was a good sign right?  Quickly I dressed and went outside.  On my way to the reservoir it started to sprinkle.  I thought to myself, surely I can get done before it really starts to rain.  But if you read my blog earlier this week you know that I am not good at determining when it is about to pour.  I started around the reservoir.  About a half a mile into it, the rain started to pick up.  I was still undeterred.  You’ve probably guessed that it really started to rain and I got soaked.

To give you an idea, here is a photo of my shirt.

Yet I am still proud of myself.  Getting back into shape is not easy.  There are so many reasons not to go for a run.  Such as sleeping late, reading a book, watching a movie, bad weather, and well it hurts.  On the other hand, there are so many reasons to go on a run.  The most important is that I always feel better when I do.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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10 Responses to Another rain experience

  1. Meredith says:

    Good for you!

  2. TBM says:

    Thanks! I appreciate the support!

  3. Melissa says:

    Applauding your determination to do that run in! At the first sign of precipitation I would have fled, then again I am a Californian. =)

    • TBM says:

      Hi Melissa. Thanks for the support. I am also a Californian, but I moved when I was 13. After living in Boston for 5 years I’ve learned to love the rain. It rains here all the time so I don’t really have a choice. I am not used to the humidity though. That I don’t think I will get used to.

  4. Skye says:

    Lol. Yay for sticking with it! I was always so bad at going for a run I had to go with a friend so she would yell at me.

  5. Carl V. says:

    I’m proud of you as well. I’ve really got to start in again myself and like you I need to do it first thing, because all good intentions fly out the door once I get home from work.

    ” But if you read my blog earlier this week you know that I am not good at determining when it is about to pour.”

    That line made Emma Thompson’s film Sense and Sensibility pop into my head, where Kate Winslet’s character Marianne is always saying it won’t rain and then gets caught out walking in the rain.

    Good for you, keep it up!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Carl. I know what you mean. After working all day, I just want to relax. I find that if I run in the morning I feel more energized. It did take some getting used to waking up earlier. Also I love that movie!

  6. TBM says:

    I should pick up a copy of it!

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