Running in the rain
Monday, October 08, 2018
This morning it was pouring out and I decided that was exactly what I need. Life has been a bit stressful lately and a good long run on the trails in the rain sounded perfect. I decided to try out a new trail. It was beautiful, but a little too crowded for my liking.
There were some beautiful areas, I get why it was so crowded and I did love all the little ones puddle jumping along the way.
I'm used to rougher trails but this one was a good medium grade with a constant supply of little hills. By the time I got to to the waterfalls the crowd had dissipated, most stopped at the bottom where the gravel path ends. The top was so much better, the thundering sound of the water, the spray coming and misting you through the rain.
Beyond that was tranquility, this was worth going the extra distance, there was no one around and it was so peaceful, even with the rain pouring down on me.
The total run was just over 8KM, by the time I got back to my car I was soaked, energized and happy.
The scale is continuing to trickle downwards, it's so nice to see. My running stride is returning and I am appreciating the downtime to get out and explore.