Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rain...fall...

While heading home from work today, I noticed heavy blue and gray clouds rolling in; attempting to keep the warm sun from shining. A warm sunshine we haven't seen much of lately. The clouds were rolling fast across the western sky; looking as if they were ready to drop a river's depth of water. I was going to beat this storm if my life depended on it. All I wanted was 2 good miles under the warm sun and in the company of a cool breeze. Just me, my ipod, and the nature around me. I might have gone out too fast, but as I turned the corner to return home, I noticed the clouds rumbling as if they were an empty stomach desiring food. Just a quarter of a mile, that's all I had to do to get to my destination. Just a quarter of a mile. Just in time. After climbing two flights of stairs to my apartment, walking through the living room to open the patio door for fresh air, there it was. Nature at its best. The sun was still peaking through the thick, heavy clouds, but rain was coming down hard and fast; leaving behind that fresh smell of a good rain in fall. The run was wonderful .... the rain was better.

10 comments:

akshaye said...

what an awesome snap! and i love your banner too.

im feeling much better now. medication stopped yesterday - hope to start running tomorrow! Wish me luck..

J~mom said...

That is so cool!! I love running right before or after rain.

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Gorgeous shot!

And you, missy, are NOT allowed to complain about "two flights" to your apartment.

Wes said...

Awesome! I would say run in the rain, but I don't think the iPod would like that :-)

scott keeps running said...

i love rain.

Danielle said...

Ah, nice...we had that storm come in last night too. But I was quite a bit done with my run by the time it hit.

Blaine and Steph said...

wanna come visit? just say yes!

Joe said...

Around here, most fall and winter runs are in heavy rain. Sigh. Actually, you get used to it. It's kind of refreshing.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice!

kelsalynn said...

You ran in the rain? We were going to tonight, but the rain stopped once we got outside... perfect!
KelsaLynn