pm--7 Interesting run tonight. Last night, my cohort had a parting dinner and get-together at music at the square. It was Beatles night, so that was cool. Needless, to say my run suffered to non-existence. When I woke up this morning it was pouring rain. So I hoped that it would calm down, so a later run would be possible.
It did calm down, and I went out on the heavenly Lake Shore Preserve. A few miles in, I realized I might be running in the middle of a good old-fashion midwest thunder storm. Then I was. Soon it turned into a crazy downpour. And something strange happened.
The last 2 weeks I have succumbed to the suspect habit of using shampoo as a body wash, and, every few days, it tripled as a laundry soup in the shower. I would wash my running garb to save a few bucks. (The washers and dryers are pay-as-you-go). Well. long story short, apparently, I hadn't been rinsing out my clothes well enough because about 15 minutes into the downpour my shoes started to sud. Suddenly, I was running on bubbles. Kind of funny.
I finished up the run with a quicker mile. The combination of rain and foliage reminded me a lot of Fiji. That was nice. I was saturated at the end of the run, but I realized that the folks back home would trade a run like this in a heartbeat for the hot summer runs they're hitting at this point in the year.