As I spent the day at work, I kept getting more and more excited about my run this evening. Today wasn't just any ordinary run, it was my National Running Day run. As I saw people's different National Running Day posts during the day, I couldn't wait for it to be my turn to hit the pavement this evening.
The original plan was to head out to the park to get at least 2 miles in. I chose this park because it is one of my favorite places to run. There are always different activities going on around the park such as tennis matches, baseball & softball games, etc which makes for a more scenic route. Well, about an hour before I got home, the skies totally opened up. I was determined that I was getting my run in outside today (worst case I could have done the treadmill). Things lightened up a bit when I got home so I grabbed my gear and headed out, however we changed to a different park that is all paved because we didn't know how the trail portion would be.
It started raining as we pulled up to the park. While a lot of people might have said forget it and head to the gym for a treadmill, we went on. It is just rain. Yes, we will get wet, but we won't melt and we will dry off. NO EXCUSES!
About 1/2 mile in we noticed that there was a rainbow right over us. It is not every day that you get to run with a rainbow overhead.
We continued our run in the rain. To be honest, when the humidity is 100%, the rain is rather refreshing. As we did a loop of the park, we had different views of the beautiful rainbow.
Towards the end of the run, we actually spotted the end of the rainbow. I was sad to find out that there was not a pot of gold or anything sparkly at the end, but it was still cool to actually see it. I tried to get a picture of it, but it is hard to see in the picture.
Lesson learned. You can either use rain as an excuse to not get your run in or you can go chase rainbows. I choose to find joy and rainbows!
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