Way over there near to the horizon I could see a long sliver of blue, and it was coming my way slowly but surely.
If I timed things perfectly I could just catch this chance dryness with the forty minute window I had for my daily run through the countryside.
That is exactly what I did. I had my jogging outfit on in no time and waited under the overhang in front of the garage door for the sliver to intersect the sky above me.
The minute it became dry, the second the last measly raindrop hit the ground in front of my feet, that's when I took off speedily and steadily, I had a goal to achieve.
I figured that if I cranked up my tempo slightly above average, I would just make it around the eight kilometer loop back in time before the sliver of blue had passed by. If I was not careful nature would punish me.
As I made the turn at the half way mark to head back home, a gust of wind arose and tried to fool me into slowing down. I made it back home before realizing it.
Sweating and puffing, I entered the code with four beeps and the electric garage door opened to let me inside.
The sky darkened suddenly and it rained down like nothing I had seem before.
The sliver of blue had completely dissipated and there was no signs at all remaining that indeed this fleeting figment of my imagination had ever existed before.