Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Needing To Run

Do you ever feel the urge to just get out there and run?  The other night, we had some storms passing through and I was not sure I would be able to make it out.  There are two types of weather that I absolutely will not run in: thunder and/or lighting and ice. 

After the kids went to sleep I started pacing around and looking out the window.  My wife, getting increasingly annoyed with my back and forth across the room, suggested that I run the loop near the house.  This way if the weather worsened, I wouldn’t be too far from home.  I’ve run this loop before, and know that four times around is a solid three miles.  

Since it was a little wet out, I put on an old pair of running shoes and headed out.   The sidewalks were not as wet as I thought and there were no big puddles to avoid.  I just needed to be careful when crossing the street because the white paint on the crosswalks becomes very slippery.  Not my quickest or most exciting run, but a safe and successful run nonetheless.    

What types of weather do you avoid running in?

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