Hell, I can probably link this up to the same effect showers have if I tried.
So I went running again today, 17 minutes, two minutes of walking, and then 17 minutes again. Went pretty well, but we almost didn’t go. The weather’s been kinda unstable lately, flipping over from warmth and sunshine to windy storms and back again. Today was no real exception, but there was barely any wind. You could hear a nice rainstorm rolling in, with the occasional roar of thunder in the distance. “We could go tomorrow?” dad suggested. “Nah man, it’s almost been a week again, we need to do this.” I insisted. And just as we went out the door, it started raining.
Slowly at first, and eventually it started pouring. Frequency and intensity of the thunder increased, too. And you know what, I loved it. There was barely any wind, and the nice weather earlier today gave a lasting nice temperature. The rain kind of distracted from the running, which was nice for a change. And there’s something oddly liberating about not giving a shit about the rain. Normally when you’re biking home from work you’re all “oh fuck it’s raining”, but when I was running I know I could just dump my clothes away and take a nice shower. And hey, I didn’t feel disgustingly sweaty because I was wet all over. That’s a positive, I guess?
Not to mention I really like the roaring of thunder, especially when it just stays in the clouds. It’s such a… dense sound? A nice bass, really soothing. Spotted some nice strikes, too, which is always cool. Gotta appreciate the power of nature.
And for those wanting to go, “you could’ve been struck!”, don’t worry, I’m here typing this post now, right? ‘Sides, at least that’d be a cool way to go. And if you manage to survive (which is totally possible, let’s not forget that) you have a great story. “I was running so fast, even the lightning couldn’t keep up!”
Also while in the shower I came up with a design for SSR2 (new working title for that RSS reader thing) that is easy to make compatible with mobile devices. Hurray!