An improptu run

Life is getting crazy. Vacation time is fast approaching. An international move is on the horizon. My running mates are away on vacation. So I took a break from running. It will not help me when I do the Army Run that is approaching at an alarming rate but I decided a break was in order.

There was a freak thunder storm in the morning that was followed by blue skies. I felt safe to go for a walk with my mom and the poodle in her pretty stroller. As we were walking I could see angry black clouds approaching. The wind picked up at an alarming rate. Thunder clapped. Heavy rains were coming. I was wearing my oh so pretty orange Crocs and carrying my camera. The blue skies gave me a false sense of security. I was without a rain coat and carrying my dSLR. The camera was promptly wrapped in several of the poodle’s dog poop bags and put in the stroller with her. I then ran. Ran not for the exercise, not for the fun of it. I ran for my life. The rain came sideways. Thunder boomed. And I ran for shelter. As I was running across the park I was grateful for time spent running. I was cursing my Crocs that were filling with water. The poodle was hanging on for dear life in her stroller.

I learned later that there was a tornado watch on during that period. If I am going to be stunned about the possibility of serious weather  coming I at least need to improve my running. I see running now not as a form of torture but as something that may save my life.


About jodyweymouth

I have worked as a portrait photographer in a studio for several years. Leaving the studio setting and working for myself has allowed me to capture creative and custom photographs that will be cherished for years to come. I grew up in Newfoundland and lived in Prince Edward Island. Surrounded by these beautiful landscapes influenced my photographic work. I love natural candid photographs that trully captures a person and their surroundings
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2 Responses to An improptu run

  1. Wendy says:

    I couldn’t help but chuckle at your conclusion, though this is from the vantage point of being safe at home.

    I’m glad you stayed safe. The crocs have to go. 🙂

  2. jengalle says:

    What a scare! There’s something primal about having to use running for it’s original purpose….

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