Yes! I did it! I always wondered how it would be when you run in the rain. I had so many excuses-too cold, too wet, too muddy, too that and too this. THEN..it happened!
I started to run to and back from work since last week, not everyday, the plan is to run at least 2 days a week. It is just below 5K one way, both ways just below 10K which is good. I ran one day last week and today was my first day in this week.
I got ready in my running gear in the morning when it was not raining and then when my Son and I were about to leave home to go to school (I got to drop him at school which is about 10 minutes from home before I start to run) it was raining. The fear: too cold, too wet, too muddy all came into my mind. I said to my son that I got to do a quick change, couldn't run in the rain. BUT, we would have got late to go to school if I started 're-dressing' so my Son encouraged me to run in the rain- (He is 7 and the sweetest son ever!). So I thought that I was going to run, yes run in the rain!
AND that was what I did. It rained all the way to work, on and off, but my Cap helped me to keep my hair and glasses dry and my water proof jacket helped me to keep my body dry and my old backpack helped me to keep my little stuff in it dry. There were puddles, I jumped over them, there was mud, I avoided them, it was not cold (who says that?, it was ONLY 6C!!)
I did not even have to wipe my hair when I went to work as it was not wet! I felt great when the Security asked me 'Good run Miss?', and I felt 'achievement' in me when I said 'Yeah, not bad, bit windy and wet though'! I still feel great that I did it! I have read somewhere that you can't call yourself a runner until you run in the rain. I am sure that I can call myself a Runner now, NO excuse! Oh, how fun is that heh, to run in the rain!