I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Not)

Pour your misery down on me is right. We’ve had three days of non-stop rain and although we desperately needed it, I’m out of dry running shoes after tonight. On Wednesday, I tried to do a workout in rain and driving wind and ended up stopping halfway through (I also had the beginning of a stomach bug so it wasn’t just the rain). On my run home, I hosted a one-woman wet tee shirt contest at rush hour. Yesterday, Annie and I plodded through more and more puddles. As I look outside, it’s still pouring.

I loathe running the the rain for a few reasons. First, I’m a neat freak and when we have rainy stretches, our house turns into a muddy, gritty mess courtesy of two runners and two dogs. Second, my Raynauds loves to kick up in the rain and I spend the hour after my run standing in the shower hoping my hands will come back to life. Finally, I just plain don’t like water on my face. I don’t know why, but I do know that it kept me at Level 3 in swimming for four consecutive summers because I refused to put my face in. I’ve mastered that now for lap swimming but I still hate getting splashed.

Perpetual green blob sitting over Burlington: Please go away. I’m out of shoes.

Do you like or loathe running in the rain?

4 thoughts on “I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Not)

  1. Josh

    Absolutely hate it. I hate the weight of the soaked clothing weighing me down. I hate the squishy feeling that happens when you shoes and socks are wet. I hate how cold the rain can be. Those are just a few of the reasons. . I’ll take a treadmill workout on the rainy days everyday

  2. Ryan

    Running in the rain is not my favorite thing in the world, but I don’t hate it(as long as the temps are reasonably warm). However, I cannot start a morning run if it is raining out. If it starts raining 100 yards in, I’ll finish the run, but I cannot get myself out the door if it is already raining.


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