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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Double Rainbow Run

Last night, Geof and I headed out for a run after work along the lakefront. It was a double for Geof, but my first run of the day. I said aloud that I wanted to do six miles, but quietly knew I wanted to do more :) We extended it a bit and got in a little more than seven groovy miles on a relatively quiet lakefront. It was pretty warm out, but the light rain kept me cool and added to the fun of the run. I love running in the rain :) And I love running on Northerly Island amongst the wildflowers and prairie grass. It makes it easy to extend your run.

On the way back in, as we reached Monroe Harbor, Geof pointed out that there was a rainbow. I turned to the right and saw the most perfect rainbow in the sky. And not just any rainbow, it was a double rainbow (like in the picture above), and it was a complete arc, not just a wussy half rainbow! It was gorgeous! I can't recall ever seeing anything like that before. I couldn't look away, it was so cool!

You just don't get to see that kind of thing if you're cooped up inside. As runners, we are constantly treated to such surprises on the run. I highly recommend getting outside and enjoying the scenery; you just never know what you'll stumble upon!

Crash, out.


Jason said...

Awesome picture Paige! Another reminder of why we run & love it so much.

Paige said...

Thanks, Jason :) You just reminded me that I should mention that the above picture is a stock photo, not one I took. I didn't have my camera on me last night, but the above rainbow looks a lot like what I saw over the Chicago lakefront...beeeeeaUtiful!

David Ray said...

Paige! Sounds like a great run! Love the rain runs too. They just don't happen often enough. I guess if I lived in Seattle, I might change my mind. :)

Torey said...

I saw the double rainbow too! It was probably the best one I've ever seen. I stopped cold turkey for about 10 minutes and just watched it in awe. Glad others enjoyed it as well!

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