Newsflash: It’s raining in SoCal.
I snuck in a quick run between rain clouds and Cali-grade downpours (aka heavy drizzle).
I always find it ironic that when our “winters” hit (I’ll use that term loosely), the rest of the country and things get literally dark, gray and cold, we finally get “normal” weather. Those rare rainy days are warmly welcomed as an excuse to make those recipes you’ve been eyeing for months and the cool, damp rain greens up the typically dry and brittle landscape. So really, our winter is like most people’s spring/fall.
Rain’s so rare here that the boys were filled with theories about it on the way to school:
-The clouds are crying.
-God spilled his water glass.
-Someone hates me and wanted recess canceled.
Watch out world – I am apparently raising at least one conspiracy theorist. Our forecast is calling for 3 days of rain…..including Saturday which is the Griffith Park Half Marathon:
1- Fighting over the Rainbow Loom will increase exponentially since being outside (which is approximately 95% of their play) is off limits.
2- While this Saturday’s race is my one of my most favorite races ever….the weather forecast tied with the elevation means….
Mud slinging, slip and sliding fun, fun, fun, fun, fuuuuun…(sung to the tune of the Tigger song). Honestly I think this is the best thing that could happen. I won’t possibly be able to run too fast and can really just HAVE FUN.
To be honest, things have been all crazy-like in the house with lots of stress, busyness, etc., so I could really use to just open up and have fun. Last time I was on the hilly trails, I was flying high for days after. So now it’s time to open ‘er up again….slow, steady, slippery fun.
Do you love running in the rain?
I do…and I still like puddle jumping too. The boys asked when I stopped doing it the other day and I told them you should never stop.
Any races this weekend?