This happy runner is slowly losing her happiness.
The rain is driving me crazy!! I am used to at least run for an hour outside every day and then spend some more time walking, making my sunshine intake 2-3 hours most days (more on weekends).
At the moment my sunshine intake is very close to zero.
I have been going to the gym most days now and my tempo training is going well (one good thing with the rain). Today I am going to try a Burn and Firm Cardio exercise on the treadmill out of SHAPE magazine (another good thing: I am trying new workouts). I really should be running 10-12 miles for my San Diego race, but I can’t face that on a treadmill.
I am a fair weather runner. I learned to tolerate the odd drizzle starting during my long runs, but I am not going out there while it’s pouring… or raining “cats and dogs”, which is an expression I learned in school and still – after 16 years of living in countries where English is the native language – I don’t get the expression.
Why is it raining “cats and dogs”? It’s rather cruel, isn’t it? And it’s not like you send your cats and dogs outside. Even they hate the rain after a few days (weeks now).
The German expression (used while I grew up) is “Es regnet Bindfäden.”, which translates to “it’s raining strings”. And when you look out of the window and it is pouring, the rain looks like it’s coming down in strings rather than drops. An expression that makes perfect sense. But cats and dogs?
Seriously, someone explain, please! 🙂