Thursday, August 24, 2017

Running In The Rain

While I was feeding V today, he decided to rub food all over his hair. It's bath night for sure now! He thought it was super funny, as you can see.

We ran some errands in the morning and then, after lunch, we went up to my mom's house and let V nap while I picked J up from school. She read to my mom until we had to leave for her parent teacher conferences. This kid. I don't know where she came from, but she is the smartest 1st grader I've ever met. She picks up on things so fast! And when we are reading for homework I'm always surprised that she knows most of the words. 

M did puzzles while we went. 

When we got home, I found the kids in the pantry. It seems like they are STARVING as soon as we get done with school. Does this happen to everyone? I remember being hungry after school, but I have to lock the pantry door to keep them out every 10 minutes! 


Last night I went out for my run and it started to rain. I LOVE running in the rain, especially summer rain. I live in the desert, so running in the rain doesn't happen all that often and I'm almost always excited when it does (unless it's cold and rainy, then it's not as fun). Some people have a hard time running in the rain though, so I thought I'd share a few of my own running-in-the-rain tips.

1. Plan Accordingly.  Watch the news, check the weather on your phone or just look out the window to see what the weather is going to be like.  It really does make such a difference when you're prepared for the right weather.  If it's going to be rainy, it's best to make sure you have good traction on your shoes, or run somewhere that has good traction on the ground (trail running, grass running etc...)

2. Dress accordingly. Like I said, I live in the desert, so in the summer time when it's rainy, it's warm rain and I can still wear my normal running gear (tank top and shorts).  But when it's cold and rainy, it's a little harder to enjoy unless you're dressed accordingly.  I don't like running in long sleeves, or even pants, all that often. But when it's colder out, I usually start by changing shorts to pants and then if it's still cold, I layer the top half.

3. Find the fun in it. I'm not sure what it is, but for some reason, I love running in the rain. It could be that it's not so hot, or that just the fact that when I get back, I can't tell what is sweat and what is rain.

4. If it's dark and rainy, make sure to wear bright colors and run under the street lights so that cars and other people can see you.  This is smart running anytime in the dark. I need to get some new, brighter running clothes because most of mine are dark colors.

5. Smile. Like I said before, a smile can make your run even better. And it's been proven to help you do better on your run. So smile, because it makes things more fun. (As a completely unrelated tangent, I used to have a shirt that said "Smile, it confuses people on it." and I thought it was so funny).

What is your favorite weather to run in?

What was your favorite subject in school?
    Mine was Engish

Ok, guys, this is some big news! It's something I've been debating on for a long time, but I finally decided to go ahead and buy a domain name for this blog. You will find the exact same content that I've always posted on here, the only difference is that there will be a different name, domain name and the look of the blog will look a tiny bit different.  I'll be making the changes this coming weekend. So be on the look out! 


  1. When I was in school, my favorite subject was always math. But then in college I decided to major in journalism and barely had any math classes again!

    1. I was always terrible at math! I wish I was better at it.

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