As I neared my turn-around point it started to drizzle a little bit. After the more steady downpour of the day before I wasn't too perturbed. A little later it started to rain harder. And then, the rain started to hurt. That's right, the rain had turned to HAIL. We get hail in San Francisco!? Remember, I'm from Hawaii so hail is sort of a very rare and odd concept for me. It wasn't too large (maybe rice grain sized) but with the wind it really hurt! Talk about motivation to pick up the pace. This lasted about half a mile, then it turned into a hail/rain slushy mess. I wasn't wearing quite as many layers as the day before so was pretty much an icicle by the time I got home.
So for two days in a row, my running clothes ended up hanging over the bathtub to dry. I also treated myself to another mug of hot chocolate.
Today Boyfriend and I went on a 4.5 mi run. He talked me into wearing something he bought me for Christmas last year. I have to admit that today was the first time I ever ran in it! It's a fairly heavy-weight top and before I went full cold-weather weenie on myself it was something I didn't really see myself wearing unless it was 40 degrees out. There were a few moments during the run it was a little much for me. I tend to like to under dress for the weather because I hate heating up mid-run (as a comparison, today I wore that top and a skirt versus Boyfriend who wore tights, base shirt, pull-over similar to mine, hat, and gloves). But I have to admit I wasn't nearly as overheated in it as I thought I'd be!
I remember the days when 45 degrees sounded positively heavenly and balmy. When I was in college one of my friends who had gone to school in Colorado called to say that it was 65 degrees out and he was so happy he could wear shorts. "You're wearing shorts in 65 degree weather?!" In Hawaii, 65 degrees is a darn chilly day. When I moved to Scotland and NYC I finally understood where he was coming from. I guess being in California is sliding me back to the Hawaii end of my temperature rating.
In semi-exciting news I finally got a San Francisco Public Library card today. I've been meaning to go for almost a year. I mean, how many times in your life do you sign up for a public library card (this is my third)? I used to get tons of books in NYC to read from the library and am looking forward to doing that again.