- It's cooler. Everyone has been suffering the brutality of a heat-wave-ridden July and August with obscene humidity levels. If the thick air and scorching pavements are preventing you from running outdoors, use the cool summer rain to counter that.
- Once that first raindrop hits your head, you bet your legs will start moving faster to beat the oncoming downpour. Faster run = better workout.
- And if you have a charming boyfriend like mine who makes disgusted remarks on the way you sweat like his roommate who happens to be a 285 pound defensive lineman, maybe you could use the potential rain showers as a disguise. "No, that's not sweat! Are you crazy? It started sprinkling half way through my four mile jog." ;)
- It's badass. When someone sees you treading through muddy grass on a rainy day people will see you as a dedicated health nut. Which I am not. At all. But it's nice for people to think that even for just a minute.
I didn't have enough time to run as far as I would have liked, but the few raindrops I felt on the short run I did map out felt fantastic.