Running And "Playing" In The Rain
Returning today from my lunchtime 10 mile run, a co-worker (non-runner but once a runner) asks if I ran in the rain today as he looked out the window and the obvious rain was pelting the glass. I answered, "Why, yes, of course I did!" He said what's up with that. He continues, "I used to love running in the rain when I ran, but why is that I hate walking in the rain?" I stated, "Well, it's probably because you're not dressed for 'play'. When you're in your business dress, you're all worried about getting wet. When you're dressed to "play", as I look at running everyday, it's fun and exhilarating and you don't care ... kinda like when you were a kid". He looked at me and said, "Yeah, and how did you come up with such a correct psychological answer so quick?" I chuckled and explained I have a lot of time to think while I'm out "playing"!
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