|Running in the rain|
Sunday morning was really humid. I have not started running and I already felt warm, the kind that makes you feel sticky and queasy. As we were walking towards Quirino Grandstand where we usually jog, I was already thinking I wouldn't last 30 minutes of jogging because the heat is making me tired already. Summer has really come...or so I thought.
Not five minutes into jogging has elapsed when the clouds decided to release raindrops. Pitter patter... I didn't mind. It was actually a welcome relief. If only I could also open my mouth and drink up the drops too. Not a good idea though. Soon, the tiny drops became bigger, and the little rain drops multiplied, becoming a light drizzle. That's when I remembered to stash away my armband containing my mp3 player inside my semi waterproof belt bag. Woops! I almost forgot my wrist watch. That too went inside the belt bag. When I looked up again I saw the throng of runners has disappeared and there were only a handful of runners continuing the run. Now, where did everyone go? I saw some under trees, under canopies, under wherever they can shield themselves from the rain. But not me...
Oh yes, I was still running and so was my companion somewhere around the park, as I later found out. I always get left behind because she's a stronger runner than I am. Anyway, if I ever had a bucket list (which I still don't have by the way) I picture myself crossing this one out: running in the rain.
It's a good thing I'm not the type who easily gets sick when caught up in the rain. I'm actually not one who is poised to pop up an umbrella at the slightest hint of rain (or sunshine), not that I carried an umbrella with me that time. If I were that sensitive to the elements, it would have been a bummer waking up early, going to the park then not being able to run.
I really enjoyed the feel of rain splattering on my face and arms. Anything that is covered in clothing didn't get that wet. Or maybe I didn't notice since I am already sweating hehehe. At least my clothes are not dripping wet yet. It just got me thinking, soon, I need to invest on running shoes designed to get wet. My shoes would be too heavy when it gets soaked up in rain. Hmmm, another item added to my growing list of running gears to buy. Well, it's either invest on those, or sulk when it's raining hard.
What do you think?