Everyone thinks it rains so much in the Pacific Northwest. It doesn’t rain here. It mists.
Seattle mist is light, and it comes at you from all directions. That’s why nobody carries umbrellas here (useless) and so many women wear ponytails (not just for running!). The mist also comes and goes throughout the day, usually clearing up by the time dinner’s ready (thanks).
But today it’s raining in Seattle. We’re getting some real raindrops. The kind of splashy drops that make you race for cover. Drops that hurt when you get a direct-hit to the eyeball.
These are the kind of drops that will make even the most dedicated runners stay indoors. I haven’t seen one runner out my window today, and I normally see at least five or six…and I work in an industrial area.
I mean, would you want to go out there?
We don’t mind running in the rain in Seattle, so long as the rain is mist.
Looks like I’ll be treadmillin’ it tonight.
And, now, for your enjoyment:
Do you think these guys know to look both ways before they swim across the road?
Hey, why did the female salmon cross the road? Because the flooding river ladder.
Get it? “Ladder” sounds sort of like “let her.”
Okay, then, what’s your best “Why did the salmon cross the road” joke?
The rain is fine, it's the wind that stinks!
It was raining here today like that. I braved the elements-and got very wet. I also discovered that my jacket is not so waterproof anymore. I ran through the park for tree cover, but I swear it just makes the drops bigger and more forceful!
Doesn't matter if it's raining here or not when I run at the moment. Either way you end up totally drenched.
Today was the first day that I was dreaming of a treadmill! I skipped my running class, too. I guess even tough girls have their limit 🙂
Hahahaha, thanks for the morning giggle!
Oh man, is it RAINING! Love the salmon video 🙂 So, I'm going to have to bail on spectating the Sea Marathon. I have a baby shower to attend that day & I think it would just be too much. Hope you get to see Zoe though!
Yay! I'm actually in the process of relocating to Seattle! I would love to meet you and chat! My email is [email protected] and my blog is thisspartanwill.blogspot.com Yea the rain was no fun yesterday for sure!
I'm trying to figure out why everyone is posting comments about the rain and not the salmon…. Is it common for Salmon to cross the road in Seattle, because thats freaking crazy.I think my favorite part is the fish in the back at around .28 seconds. Crazy.