Happy Monday Runnerds! I hope y'all had exceptional weekends!
I thought I'd recap my run in the "Land of Lincoln" for you; Friday afternoon my Grandpa and I road-tripped there to meet up with my parents at my Aunt's house. Obviously I had virtually scoped out the area ahead of time to see if I should pack my running gear and I was in luck! Not far from my Aunt's was the Grant Woods Forest Preserve and Chain O' Lakes Bike Path. The next morning after shrugging my shoulders at the "30% chance of rain" forecast, I headed out sans my visor (since it was overcast) or a ziploc for my phone (for just in case it rained. Note: I always run with my phone if I'm in an unfamiliar area). You'll NEVER guess what happened?!?!
Yup, about two miles in to my run the sky opened up and dumped on me. I booked it full speed to the nearest gathering of trees and shed my top to wrap my phone in it to keep it from getting ruined. The rain was coming down as I got back on the trail and I couldn't help but laugh at the situation, myself, and at how much fun I was having looking like a shirtless, drowned rat at six in the morning in the pouring rain.
When I finished out the north preserve loop and got to the split where I could go home or proceed to the south preserve loop, I decided to cut it short so my family wouldn't worry about me out in the rain. I ended up with a little over five miles for my efforts and the best part was seeing my Grandpa's surprised face when I bound in to the kitchen dripping wet, pointing out the obvious, "it's raining out there!" to which he responded, "you think?"
Later that morning we headed down to the "city" to hit up the Chicago Art Museum and the Lichtenstein exhibit; my Fatha and I nerded out there and started making plans for future destination art museum trips together. After that, the rest of the weekend blurred by and was over way too fast; it was a great time making memories and especially listening to my Grandpa's stories on the car rides to and from.
|I'm totally inspired to get my paint on again soon.|