Today I could have gone straight to the gym and wrestled with the DM to stay out of the rain. I could have taken the easy way out to stay dry. I could have watched TV to keep my mind busy for the quick 3 miles I was scheduled for. I did NOT however, go to the gym. I did NOT skip my run. I went right home and put my running gear on, covered my phone with a lunch bag and outside I went. I hit the road dodging puddles, wiping the rain from my face and laughing at myself for being silly enough to be out there getting drenched. I kept a steady and slightly quicker pace than my sluggish seasonal start but it felt nice to push myself a little. I saw some walkers covering up trying to hide from the rain while I just blasted through it getting wetter with every stride. I am a fan of rain running because it makes me feel powerful and strong for some reason. Love it every time!