Walking in the rain

By Skip

So my wife wanted to go out for a walk tonight… was very cloudy and she asked me if it was going to rain.  I pulled out my trusty iPhone app and informed her that there was only a 10% chance of rain and it would not really start raining for a couple of hours…. we were only planning about a 45 minute walk so we would be fine.

About 60 seconds into the walk it started to mist.  Misting is OK… kind of cools you off and it certainly was not going to stop us from getting a little exercise.

About 5 minutes later is started to come down pretty good.  That 10% chance of rain turned into 100% pretty darn quick!

We started back and when it REALLY started to rain, my wife decided she was going to pick up the pace and run a little bit. She didn’t last long, like the rest of us who started for the first time but she was exhilarated by the burning sensation she had in her lungs!  We ALL know that feeling!

After talking to her about it, it sounds like she is interested in starting off slowly and working into a routine.  Certainly nothing like what I planning to do, just something to work on the cardio and get out in the fresh air.

By the way, I wish I would have timed my 400 meter dash because there was a point where I hauled butt!

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