Rain or Shine

April 26, 2020

As I was getting ready for bed last night, checking the weather and getting my clothes out to run the next morning, I was kind of grumbling because Saturday morning was beautiful and when I originally intended to run and Sunday morning’s forecast was nothing but rain. Oh well. Trudge on. I don’t normally charge my run because of the weather (lack of sleep, maybe, but not the weather).

Anyway, forecast was right, very wet run. But it didn’t stop me from enjoying it. To be honest, I didn’t even notice how wet (and cold) I was until about mile 8. *Running tip, when it’s raining, wear a hat; gives you the illusion you’re not really getting all that wet because your face isn’t feeling it. Definitely better than rain dripping off the end of your nose.

In spite of the rain, I still found beauty all around me. Last weekend’s long run was the same way, it was a beautiful morning and I found myself constantly stopping to snap pictures. It reminded me of the movie ‘Yes Man’ with Jim Cary and the photography jogging club, lol.

That’s me I guess, even on a rainy day. 🙂📷

Lately, more so than usual, my early mornings out running make up my only free time, and my best quiet time with God. Sleep has been a struggle for the little one, who is terribly uncomfortable at times from reflux. The last 5+ weeks have been challenging. Which lead me to another realization while running today…I find myself crying out and searching for God more so during times of struggles, compared to when things are going well.  Reflecting on the last few years, it’s true; when I’m at the highs, on the beautiful mountain tops renewing my vows for example, I’m not as active seeking God. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still grateful and thanking & praising Him, and I’m always a prayer warrior for others, but it’s different. I find myself focusing on God more when I’m in the midst of a struggle…

Long story short, I’m resolving to make God my focus whether I’m riding the waves or getting pummeled by them.
I keep circling back to my ‘verse of the year:’

Thanks for reading my ramblings and letting me share some beauty from this rainy morning! Until next time…

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