Yesterday I slept right through my 5:30 start time for the early morning run, and missed out on an opportunity to run in the rain. Like I said back in late December, my New Plan was to do these early morning runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and up until yesterday I had been keeping to that schedule. And on none of the previous early runs had I encountered rain. Plenty cold, and dark of course, but I’d started right before the La Nina rain break that lasted through January and half of February. Now the rain’s back, and it was lightly raining yesterday morning, and I was out like a light. Went this morning instead, and it was raining and windy and great. I like running in the rain anyway, but this was extra special because it reminded me of that classic Nike commercial featuring Joan Benoit.