Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rain - and Injinji sock winner!!

In Phoenix, we're used to lots of things.  There is leathery sun "kissed" skin and sand/rocks as far as the eye can see, all of the plants have thorns, and there are enough retirees to keep all of the bingo parlors in the country filled with a smokey haze.  One thing we are not used to seeing?  RAIN.

The average yearly rainfall here is around 7" (18 cm).  So, when we get a steady rain all morning, people don't know what to do.  Traffic grinds to a halt and people either stay indoors or go out on their patio and take pictures.

Unfortunately, my run is scheduled for this afternoon, because this would be really fun to run in.  Maybe.  I mean, let's be honest..... If I did run in it, you'd likely get a blog post about how bad-ass I am or how much it sucked.  Maybe both!


Ok, fine.  It is just sort of sprinkling... but this is all we get!




Laura Runs a Latte said that she would like a pair of the Mini-Crew Injinji socks....and she WON the giveaway!  The Mini-Crew is a nice conservative ankle cleavage choice. Shoot me an email and we'll get you   set up with some of the new Performance 2.0 version!



9 comments:

Monica said...

That is so crazy - it rains about 7" a DAY here in Oregon. If it's not raining, we don't know how to run out here! :-) We run out and take pictures of the anomaly called sunshine! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEBCS006HvA

Pat said...

I was just on my patio taking a picture. It's coming down pretty good in west chandler. But, in my defense I was taking a picture of a couple of Eurasian Collared Doves. They're bigger than the morning doves you see around here. Have a great run later on.

Laura Runs a Latte said...

OMG I won! Woohoo! Thank you so much! I'm emailing you now! By the way I meant to tell you that I'm using your iphone app (Virtual Runner) and love it!

Sue's Ramblings said...

You should here...it rains everyday, especially now with the monsoon season.

Scallywag said...

Average rainfall in Glasgow in Jan is 13cm a day, raining for 25 days or more in the month.

Im trying hard to feel sorry for you here... But I dont :P

stephrunson said...

It always cracks me up when people who don't normally get a certain weather (run, snow, hot) take pictures of it. I do it too, so I'm not judging. In Texas rain is cause for freaking out, I like to take pictures of all the cars that have crashed because they don't know how to drive in it.

Jodi S said...

Hey there, first time visitor here and newly following along.. stopping in from fitfluential today

RunningMoose50.com said...

Congrats Laura!
I LOVE running in the rain! It's so much fun- especially on the trails- mud brings out my inner child :)

Lisa said...

We got rain from that storm the next day (I live in New Mexico). Same thing here...the rain is an anomaly