Not Quite Singing in the Rain – Getting Soaked on Turkey Mountain

During the downpour yesterday #DownTownTulsa

Wednesday nights are my night to go running after work. I have a little routine. I leave work and go to a liquor store and pick up some craft beer and then I head out either to the Arkansas River trails or Turkey Mountain. Last Wednesday it started a downpour just as I was leaving downtown but my good ole Accuweather app on the phone said it was not going to rain for at least two hours so I’m good right?


So started out on the Yellow Trail taking pics with my Ipod Touch using the Hipstamatic App. I just love blurry photos. My intention was to try and do six miles or so.


This is my favorite spot on the Yellow Trail. I just tell people to follow the arrow. Nobody listens to me but I say it anyway. I repeat myself a lot that way.


This is my favorite new landmark on the Yellow Trail. It reminds me of something new I’m reading a little about lately Trail Marker Trees. ┬áTrees that Native Americans shaped as trail markers or other uses. Check the link. I’d love to see a few live. I’m a little skeptical about them personally.


I stopped a smelled a few roses. Metaphorically.


And check out some color.


Just as I got to the north end of the Yellow Trail it started raining, hard. I put away my Ipod and got out my waterproof Nikon. People tell me about how much they love raining in the rain. I don’t like it too much but if you are out in it and wearing tech clothes then it is not so bad. I decided to cut my run short and run the upper Yellow trail back.


The mud sticks to your shoes and things get a lot slipperier but I eventually got back to my car.


The only thing worse than running in the rain would be riding a bike. The thunder and lightening was getting pretty bad also. That can ruin your whole day.

If I had it to do over again, I’d do it over again. And no, I didn’t go home and drink the beer I bought earlier. You see we are much more godly people in Oklahoma than where you live because our laws don’t allow us to purchase cold full strength beer. So I drank some of the beer I bought last week!! That is called pre-planning.

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13 thoughts on “Not Quite Singing in the Rain – Getting Soaked on Turkey Mountain

  1. sylviakirk

    Hey, great start for your weekend, got some great shots, some great exercise and you brought home the beer!!! I love it and thanks for the giggles to start my day!! Now, stay home and have a fun, but stay dry!!

  2. Hootin' Anni

    I love WALKING in the rain….but I can’t carry a tune, so no singing….OR running. I’ll leave that up to you.

    Pretty area. I can see why you return here over and over.

  3. Barb

    After getting soaked, I think you need the beer full-strength, Yogi! Lately, we’re getting afternoon storms, so I try to be home and dry before they start.

  4. EG CameraGirl

    Running in the rain does not appeal to me at all. It’s too easy to slip, slide and fall. I can do that on dry ground too, but it’s easier when things are wet.

  5. Eileen

    You are brave, I would not want t take a chance to walk or run in a thunder storm. Love the photos, glad you made it back safely. Enjoy your day!

  6. Birdman

    I’ve heard of Color Runs. This must be the Mud Run. If I ran it, Elenka would have only 2 words as I ambled up the driveway: “The Hose!”

  7. Gaelyn

    That particular tree marker looks like a head bumper if you are carefully watching your feet. Sure glad you have a variety of cameras for these rainy shots. And good on you for finishing the old beer before the new.

  8. Jesh StG

    Actually biking in the rain is not that bad at all, I did it plenty of times in my teens and twenties (since Holland has only 23 days of sunshine per year). Am puzzled (kidding!) what godly has to do with beer?

  9. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    All I can say is I am so glad you will have that mountain trail to run on for as long as you can, come rain or shine! However not one word In “running in the rain” sounds fun to me . But I am a great-grandmother and it’s just a lucky thing I can walk in the sunshine ))!

  10. Ellen

    So you got caught on the trail in the rain this week too. I don’t mind it unless there’s lightning–that is scary when you’re exposed and unprotected. Love your pics!

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