There is only one thing that is better than running by nature. That is to be running by nature during a thunderstorm. My running group meets on a weekly basis and this time it started to pour half way through our route. It shouldn’t be a surprise to none of us – after all it is summer time in Florida. While most looked for shelter I couldn’t help but to laugh, pray and love every single drop that was falling on my face. Five miles later, a very messy hair, a nearly water damaged iPhone, drippy make up, minus 2 toenails (argh! I need new running shoes) it was all so worth it. ps: photo below is from one of those magical moments when you find yourself caught during a tropical storm in Hawaii.
I love thunderstorms. The hiss of the wind, the boom of the thunder, the lighting that lights up the sky. Why? Because of the chaos. Because sometimes in this boring, scheduled life this waiting-for-Friday-night life that we all lead, we just need the world to remind us that not everything is perfect. Sometimes nature can’t handle the pressure. Sometimes the sky explodes. – unknown