… wait 5 minutes. Or is it 15? I have literally experienced a 20-degree temperature drop in Chicago in the span of 5-10 minutes. But today it was crazy rain.

I don’t think it rained all day today. Then, 10 minutes before I have to leave the office to catch my train, it starts pouring. Because the first leg of my commute home is a reverse commute, and the trains don’t run as frequently, I don’t wait around. I had no choice but to run the quarter mile to the train station in the rain. I had an umbrella, but no suitable rain coat or shoes. By the time I got to the station, the front of my pants and my shoes were soaked. What a great way to start a 2 hour commute home.

But by the time the train pulled into Chicago, the rain had stopped. So I walked to my next train. And by the time that train was halfway home … the sun was out. The clouds were gone. Where the heck was I?

Luckily, I had my new shoes waiting at home for me. AND, bonus, my recent Groupon Goods order with my favorite performance toe socks had arrived. And as luck would have it, two of the pairs match my new shoes.


Come on. Tell me that’s not fun.

So, with the rain gone, and my new shoes and socks (and sports bra – MovingComfort.com is having a great sale on last season’s sports bra colors, including my favorite bra, the Phoebe), I was able to get in a nice run. Day = Improved.