Dahlonega had some rain, along with the rest of the southeast. I skipped riding my bike to school and rode the stationary at the gym. This is definitely a different workout than the route I ride to school. The stationary bike tries to add "hills", but fails in relation to the hill I have to climb. Maybe I am just used to riding a bmx bike and the stationary bike may be accounting for a change in gears? Either way, it is a different workout being that it feels more cardio oriented than strength based. This isn't a bad thing.
After riding the bike I had a choice to make. Should I run around the .10 mile track or go outside in the wet mess? I really dislike that little circle. It is boring and strains my right knee and right arch since I have to make a right hand turn every 10 seconds. They also make me wear shoes... Screw it, I'd rather be wet!
I drove out to the park, kicked off my Vibrams, and started my run. This was supposed to be the longest run since I restarted, at an insane 2.5 miles. :P
About 0.5 miles into my run my knee started to feel uncomfortable. I stopped and stretched, paid attention to my form, and continued on. All was going well!
At the 2 mile mark I got tired of running in the road. I played on some gravel, which was kushy and massaged my feet as I ran across it. I also ran through some puddles, chased a bird, and got back on the road to finish at 2.7 miles. A little more than I had told myself I was going to run, but I was having a great time.
Sometimes rain is a good thing.