Believe it or not, it is easier to stay in bed when it’s dark, cold, rainy, and there’s a long run quest ahead of you. As my alarm sounded, all I wanted to do was stay in bed and watch the complete series of New Girl for the third time while cozily snuggled up. But I got out of bed, and I ran the miles.
The forecast predicted a 100% chance of rain. It was a cold rain, which makes dressing appropriately mission impossible. The only true waterproofing you can do is to put your phone in a Ziplock bag. Other than that, no matter how many “waterproof” layers you pile on, you will still be soaked and chilled to the core. Puddles in your shoes, a little pond between your elbow and the sleeve of your coat, and a sweat and rain soaked jacket now the weight of a small child or large pizza (those weigh about the same, right?). It is easier to stay in bed when you know that your future is soggy, but you put on your baseball cap and head out the door anyways.
With a 100% chance of rain, there’s a 100% chance of awesome. Water was cascading down Heartbreak Hill as I fought the current and ran up. Despite the weather, the carriage road on Commonwealth Avenue was packed with training marathoners- everyone getting their miles in with a smile on their face. It’s just water right?
At the end of the run, I was glad that I ventured out of bed to log those miles with fellow runners. And now? Now I can watch the complete series of New Girl for the third time while cozily snuggled up.
Thank You Notes:
- Thank you to everyone who has donated to BWH so far! You are awesome! If you’re looking to donate, follow this link! https://www.crowdrise.com/LifeGivingBreakthroughsBoston2016/fundraiser/christinaaccardi
- Thank you to Brunch. What a delightful meal, and a great way to warm up and refuel after a long run.
- Thank you to Ziplock bags for your true waterproofing power.