Running in the Rain

Today I went running in the rain. When I woke up I didn’t want to go, but I managed to get my shoes on and head out the door. I made my goal for the day to just get out the door and whatever happens after that is fine by me. I ended up going 10 miles and I couldn’t be happier that I decided to go running in the rain.


I was listening to a podcast on the run and there was a quote that 90% of what it takes to be successful is to just show up. If you want to achieve something in your life the biggest battle is to just get out of bed and get to where you need to go.


My current goal is to run 260 miles in a week from the US/Canada border in Beecher Falls, VT to Bloomfield, CT and my success will be measured off covering the distance. I needed to get up and do the work I did today to be successful because you can’t get anything done without work.


This isn’t the first time I’ve run in the rain. I don’t like running in the rain, but I embrace the opportunity because it makes me tougher. As I was running on the side of the road cars kept hitting puddles on the road which caused me to get splashed repeatedly. It wasn‘t an ideal summer day, but if I can’t get out of bed and battle a little rain, how am I going to handle 260 miles in a week?


The only way we grow is through discomfort. If we aren’t willing to put ourselves into tough situations there will never be true growth. The only way to improve is to challenge ourselves so when difficult situations arise in our life, we are able to conquer the challenge.


For myself today, the challenge was running in the rain. The rain was defeated and I’m now ready for the next obstacle.

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Tanner Kern is a 22 year content creator and endurance athlete from Connecticut. He is the host of The Tanner Kern Podcast and creator of "It's a Process: My Tips for Becoming the Best Version of Yourself."

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