My husband had to rescue me tonight. From under a tree. 🙂 I checked the radar, I swear! It showed we would get rain. At 7:30. I went out at 6:15. I made it 1.5 miles before the rain started. It was a few sprinkles and then a torrential downpour!
I’ve been wanting to try out my new running shorts, and it was a beautiful night. So I put a Ziploc in my pocket and headed out. The sky was looking kinda grey, but not too bad. I didn’t really have a goal in mind for how far I wanted to run, but I wanted to do at least 3 miles. I was actually feeling much better today- first day without nausea in 6 days. Maybe the gluten has left my body 🙂
Here are the shorts I was wearing (too bad the nice toned legs didn’t come with them- this is why I run, I want those legs 🙂 :
My husband got a bonus at work, but it came in the form of a gift card. So he chose Amazon and let me have it to get some running gear 🙂 Normally I don’t like to pay $39.99 for a pair of shorts, but I want to be comfortable to run, and you get what you pay for, right? So I got these shorts in black and plum. I was nervous ordering something without trying them on- especially since I’ve lost a bunch of weight since going gluten free- but these were perfect! I ordered a small and they fit good!
They have a drawstring inside which I thought would be annoying, and I actually let one end slip inside the shorts on accident, but I didn’t need to tie them and it didn’t bother me. I’m glad it had a pocket- I zipped a Ziploc in there! They were the perfect length and do not ride up at all!
So, my run was going good. I was feeling good, chewing my gum, breathing ok, and then I felt a sprinkle. And then another. So I stopped, got my phone out of the armband and into the Ziploc and starting running faster. And faster. And then my phone whistled at me (that’s what sound it makes when I get a text), and it was my husband, asking “do you need me to come get you?” So I texted yes through the Ziploc and then he called to see where I was. I gave him the cross street and then got under a tree. I was literally hugging the tree to keep my phone dry.
Here I am, through the Ziploc! I enjoyed the coolness of the rain and I would have kept running, but I was doubting the ability of the plastic to keep my phone dry. And I can’t lose my phone!
Of course my husband grabbed a towel before he came too, so I didn’t get his car soaked. I was really wet. I mean, thoroughly wet, all the way through everything!
Can you see how wet I am? This is my favorite shirt, by the way- but unfortunately the material does not go well with a fuel belt 😦 So I wear it for shorter runs.
Here are the shorts again. I didn’t adjust them after my run at all and they are exactly as they were when I put them on! This makes me happy 🙂
I think I would really like running in the rain, which means I need to find something to waterproof my phone because I simply can’t run without music and the cheers I get through the Nike + app!
Have you gotten caught in the rain before?
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