5: A Rise and Shine Thunderstorm Run
Random and sounds a bit weird, but it was a unique travel experience and that’s what fitness world explorer is all about.
You will need some luck and a massive coincidence to have the same Milan adventure we had.
We wanted an active start to the day to try and counterbalance the stupid amounts of delicious food we were eating, a morning run was planned to explore the city, get some fresh air and work off some fuel before breakfast.
When we set out there was a little cloud in the sky and the temperature was pleasant compared to the intense humidity we had experienced so far but we hadn’t seen any rain for weeks during our entire time in Italy.
The Plan was to take a steady 5k loop from our hotel to the Parco Sempione, the large city park in the historic centre of the city.
A nice early morning jog taking in the sights, the gardens of the Sforza Castle and to the Arch of Peace, two of the main landmarks of Milan.
The run route was fantastic the roads were quiet and it’s a steady flat route around the park with plenty to see.
Once we were out running dramatic dark clouds started to gather rapidly and the sky opened for what seemed like a years worth of rain in 10 minutes, it was like being stood in the shower.
The run back was more like a 2k steeplechase dodging huge puddles that were not there 10 minutes earlier.
People didn’t exactly have a choice but nobody seemed to mind getting soaked, it was a much-needed downpour to cool off all of Milan.
Why was it a highlight of the trip? There are lots of great things about Milan but this was just Funny!
For me, travel is about different experiences in different places, seeing and experiencing memorable new things.
It was a serious downpour with booming thunder that lasted for around an hour. It really caught us by surprise and we were struggling to catch our breath from laughter rather than the training effect of the run.
Not so much a travel tip or place to go more of a travel experience story.
Getting soaked to the bone in a gigantic thunderstorm, on a morning run through the streets of Milan was a highlight.
Check out the explorer Instagram page to see the video I took from our hotel after our swim back haha!