Sometimes you just have to return to your roots.
After Wednesday’s pretty darn awful run, I was discouraged about my running. I got home from dropping the kids off at school and decided I really needed to hydrate (it was still warm and humid). By the time I finished my nuun, I realized it was raining outside. Now, that would ruin some people’s day. Not mine. I was giddy like a school girl on her first date to the movies.
I quickly grabbed a pair of Vibrams (yeah, I admit it, that’s as barefoot as I’m going to run in my urban neighborhood) and headed out the door. No Garmin, no cell phone, only a watch ’cause I needed to be home by a certain time.
I just ran. Slowly. Comfortably. Wherever I wanted.
Rain dripped off my ponytail and I was sopping wet when I got home, but honestly I don’t think I was any wetter than I was after my humid run the day before.
Once upon a time, before I discovered races and training, all of my runs were like this. I ran because I wanted to and I liked to and it made me happy.
Running “barefoot” and “naked” in the rain? Yeah, that made me happy!
12 thoughts on “Barefoot, naked running”
Oh my I love this post!!! Running should be all about enjoyment and fun! This really inspired me! Life is all about dancing in the rain, right?! :0) spa love!
Yay! What a wonderful run:)
I make sure I do one run a week like this or I forget why I love running.
I love those runs. When it feels like you’re going back to the roots of your love of the sport. Good for you =)
I’m so happy you had a good run! One of my best runs was in the rain 🙂
Sounds like a great run! Naked runs are the best!
I wear vibrams, too. I am a barefooter by nature, but I live in the city, and would never go outside without some kind of protection. I also like to run in the rain. 🙂
No cell, no ipod? Yeah that would feel naked. 🙂 I love running in the rain…we just don’t get much in AZ. Currently though it’s super humid, though I missed the rain storm yesterday by a few hours.
Sounds like so much fun. I wish it was raining now.
That sounds lovely! I just wrote a post about barefoot biking, which is a bit less risky for my feet!
I love this post!!! All before I discovered racing, pace etc. that darn garmin- we certainly have a love hate relationship!