What’s this? Southern California is rainy for the first time in ages. My running vocabulary grew to include wet, cold, and muddy. I love it.
After years of training on dry roads and dusty trails, I’ll enjoy the rain while it lasts. There’s a thrill of getting caught in a downpour and showers during my workouts are a treat.
All of my usual haunts are transformed.
Beach runs during an approaching storm are a dramatic change from the usual blue skies.
Griffith Park offers a misty morning trail run with sweeping views of the cloudy sky.
Out on the Palos Verdes Peninsula the trails are a mess. I need to scrape the mud from my shoes while the wind catches me out on the bluffs.
Sunshine is on the way. Maybe just in time so I don’t get tired of the rain and a special start to my running season.