I'm doing C25K with my daughter to encourage her, although I can run a 5k, its still helping me get out there.
Yesterday was her W4R1 and she was nervous. The weather has been so changeable the last few days, so by the time she had mustered the courage to do it, clouds had gathered.
I had suggested a different place for running where they do my local Parkrun, just for her to see the course. So as we drove there a few spots of rain hit the windscreen but nothing much. We parked up and started the warm up, and there were a few more drops, until about 7 minutes into the podcast the heavens opened up, we decided to just carry on.
I have never been so wet in my entire life, we were soaked to the skin, my trainers squelched with each step and I couldn't see as my glasses were covered in a combination of rain and steam! But we couldn't stop laughing! As we were doing the cool down at the end it stopped raining. I put plastic bags on the car seats and we drove home still giggling.
There is a point to this story, it rained, we got wet, my trainers are still drying out but it didn't stop us. Not that I'd encourage anyone to go out in a downpour, but we didn't die! And secondly it was the first time my daughter had run and not had to use her asthma pump during the run. She said her lungs didn't feel as if they were going to collapse.
So if it's a bit cloudy we are still going to get out there and run, but hopefully we won't get caught out so badly in the following sessions 😊