Rainy day run

With Christmas out of the way I now get my reward- a day to myself! So what’s on the agenda? A little run of course! I haven’t been running for weeks so I’m a bit apprehensive. It feels cold, I can hear rain spattering on the window and I know  that I’m carrying an extra stone in weight compared to last year.


Fortunately I do have some goretex ‘windstopper’ tights which I pop on now, a long sleeved tee and my trusty old goretex cagoule. I feel cold in the house, but I know that I will provide my own heat once I get going. I start off with a downhill run.

Before long I’m absorbed in the beauty of the world around me. Rainbows, clouds, colour. Raindrops on the twigs of hawthorn sparking more beautifully than any artificially lit Christmas tree. Sadly despite my best efforts my camera phone does not replicate what my eyes can see! And the rainbows, cheekily appearing in the less scenic parts of the run! 4 in all!

What with all the stopping to take pictures and a bit of walking uphill I did three miles in an hour. Not amazing but it’s a start!



About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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16 Responses to Rainy day run

  1. CJ says:

    I think it’s amazing! You got out! You enjoyed… How lovely! 😘😘😘

  2. Gareth says:

    Rainbows! Well done on getting out there!

  3. Darlene says:

    Rainbows are the best thing about rain.

    Too bad you can’t count on them. I would run in the rain more often. I only do it during a race because I have no choice.

    • mawil1 says:

      We were chatting about the weather at work yesterday, my anaesthetist was telling me that it rains at least every other day in our town! (He likes to view weather stats – each to their own!) it gives us all the lovely green grass(and mud)!

  4. You’re enjoying it — and therefore more likely to do it again. And that’s a win-win in my book!

  5. Paula C says:

    Go you! The only bad run is the one you don’t do. I give you credit for running in the rain, especially when it’s cold.

  6. shazruns says:

    Great start and great rainbows

  7. Good on you Julie. Love the photos. I take lots more walk breaks these days, it’s all about having some fun 🙂

  8. so... says:

    What gorgeous pictures Julie! Wish you and yours a lovely 2018 with many more rainbow runs🤗

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