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Running Barefoot in the Rain June 28, 2010

Posted by Emily in : Running, Thoughts , trackback

A few days ago, as I was walking out of Walmart (which must be my favorite store since it is the store I shop at the most) it had started to pour rain.  I was wearing some flat sandals (totally barefoot approved) but they had no traction on the bottom of them.  I found myself hydroplaning on the small layer of water that coated the entire distance from me to my car.  Afraid of falling on my butt, (which almost happened several times) I took off my shoes and ran barefoot to my car.  I remembered David telling me how our feet get more grip when they are wet (sweaty or whatever) and our shoes get slippery when they were wet.

WOW.  He wasn’t kidding!

I ran confidently to my car, barefoot, in the pouring rain.  Not only did it remind me of being a kid, but it made me long for warm Texas rain storms.  There’s nothing quite like puddle jumping in warm puddles, with warm rain coating your face.

This barefoot thing really brings out the kid in you.

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1. Kelley - June 28, 2010

I LOVE doing that! We had a pretty amazing rainstorm here a couple of weeks ago, and I had to do the same thing. It felt sooo good to be so free to enjoy the warm rain, and not worry about my shoes. 🙂