Mar 11, 2013

Running in the Rain

running in the rain
Running in the rain

Sunday morning was really humid. I have not started running and I already felt warm, the kind that makes you feel sticky and queasy. As we were walking towards Quirino Grandstand where we usually jog, I was already thinking I wouldn't last 30 minutes of jogging because the heat is making me tired already. Summer has really come...or so I thought.

Not five minutes into jogging has elapsed when the clouds decided to release raindrops. Pitter patter... I didn't mind. It was actually a welcome relief. If only I could also open my mouth and drink up the drops too. Not a good idea though. Soon, the tiny drops became bigger, and the little rain drops multiplied, becoming a light drizzle. That's when I remembered to stash away my armband containing my mp3 player inside my semi waterproof belt bag.  Woops! I almost forgot my wrist watch.  That too went inside the belt bag.  When I looked up again I saw the throng of runners has disappeared and there were only a handful of runners continuing the run.  Now, where did everyone go?  I saw some under trees, under canopies, under wherever they can shield themselves from the rain.  But not me...

Oh yes, I was still running and so was my companion somewhere around the park, as I later found out.  I always get left behind because she's a stronger runner than I am.  Anyway, if I ever had a bucket list (which I still don't have by the way) I picture myself crossing this one out: running in the rain.

It's a good thing I'm not the type who easily gets sick when caught up in the rain.  I'm actually not one who is poised to pop up an umbrella at the slightest hint of rain (or sunshine), not that I carried an umbrella with me that time.  If I were that sensitive to the elements, it would have been a bummer waking up early, going to the park then not being able to run.  

I really enjoyed the feel of rain splattering on my face and arms.  Anything that is covered in clothing didn't get that wet.  Or maybe I didn't notice since I am already sweating hehehe.  At least my clothes are not dripping wet yet.  It just got me thinking, soon, I need to invest on running shoes designed to get wet.  My shoes would be too heavy when it gets soaked up in rain.  Hmmm, another item added to my growing list of running gears to buy.  Well, it's either invest on those, or sulk when it's raining hard.

What do you think?

53 comments:

  1. Running shoes that can go along well wit wet roads and pavements seems to be pretty expensive than normal ones. But if you run a lot and you plan on running even if their is slight rainfall, then it's a good investment.

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  2. This one I tried, and it was so cool. Actually, run or walk under the rain is a lot of fun! :D

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  3. I tried once running in the rain and it was fun. It feels like I'm pouring out all the negative in me. Hahaha!

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  4. I did my usual brisk walking from Convergys G5 on my way home and that was about past 5 am. I have noticed the humid weather fortunately there was no drizzle. I was told by my mom that it is not good to get caught in the rain when you did not have any sleep at all so I am always cautious when that happens as I cannot afford to be absent from work.

    I hope you write something if there is truth in the word "pasma" after running or working out. Have a blessed day !

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  5. this will i am going to run when the boyfriend is finally here as he said we will go out to walk, rain or shine.. well, it looks fun to walk,jog under the rain- Singlemom Reviews

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  6. I think running in the rain could be fun. And hindi ka pa maiinitan no? :)

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  7. i love the rain so i think running in the rain is fun!

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  8. Hmmmm, I would consider running in the rain too. Actually, I have a " dance in the rain" in my to do list before I get really old, but I can change that to " run in the rain" instead. It seems more fun!

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  9. You had fun doing it... and that is what matters... :-)

    Eliz

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  10. Lucky you're having a blast running in the rain. Except of course the fact that your shoes got soaked. Yeah I guess you need to check out the stores for a new running shoes. You'll never know you'll have the benefits of having it again for your future run.

    I so miss the RAIN itself + thunderstorms (the smell of alimuom - un ba tawag dun?). We don't experience rain here in the Middle East, huhuhu!

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  11. Looks like you had fun! I'd probably run in the rain too, in case.

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  12. i am the type to easily get the sniffles at the slightest exposure to drizzle... but i do remember playing in the rain when i was a kid. :)

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  13. I would love to run in the rain basta with someone special.. haha..

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  14. Go invest in running shoes! I saw a lot grabe it's so expensive. It must have been fun running in the rain. Makes you feel like a child again. :)

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  15. Pwede sis. Magagamit mo un pag rainy season na.


    Mommy Maye

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  16. i tried running while raining during a rally haha

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  17. i remember one time i tried to continue my jog while running in fear of getting stuck somewhere dark... i almost cried sa bigat, parng 2x my weight buhat ko. So relieved when I reached my car..

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  18. I don't think I will consider running in the rain unless it is to find shelter.

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  19. that was a nice experience raining in the rain. hehe i miss the days that i was taking a bath, walking and playing in the rain when rain wasn't that acidic. hehe :)

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  20. That is the problem when running kapag may ulan. basa ang shoes and others pati damit. But this is good kasi you will burn more calories to balance the cold weather. I think may mga tinda pwedeng gamiting shoes cover. Kaso mabigat lagn yata.

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  21. It must have felt good to be running while it was raining! I remembered my childhood days about rain: my friends and I would draw a huge sun to counter the rain from falling but we would all be delighted once the rain falls and gleefully continue playing :-)

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  22. I admire your determination. I prefer staying indoors when it rains. Heheh! =)

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  23. its good thing you don't easily catch colds
    looks like you have fun running in the rain

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  24. Wow! I admire people who still have the energy to run after work or really find time to workout. I think I really need to start! Im turning a year older again this year!=(

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  25. I like walking in the rain not running. But I easily get sick so I try to avoid those situations.

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  26. That's good idea, invest shoes for rainy season. :)

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  27. Last Saturday I dragged hubby for a run at the nearby "cemetery", I thought we'll be running in the rain too but after few minutes of drizzle it stopped. Sayang hehehe

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  28. It is still raining every once in a while though medyo mainit na rin talaga. Buti na lang it's not raining ice that hard. Konti lang naman daw sabi sa news yesterday.

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  29. Dancing in the rain is in my list, too, and maybe i will add running in the rain (please dont make me slip, please dont make me slip, please dont make me slip)

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  30. Nice! I've ran in the rain, too... at Makati Triangle. It wasn't a good run though. I had colds a few days later hahaha! Tsk, tsk... Moral of the story, avoid running in the rain. ...well, for me at least.

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  31. I've seen quite a lot of people run in the rain. It gives off a different vibe, I guess. You should definitely invest in shoes which can get wet.

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  32. I've ran in the rain lots of times, but not because of exercise. :))

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  33. That's what I call dedication! Seriously, it's fun to run...well walk or play in the rain. It's carefree and a great stress reliever.

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  34. Im glad you are okay after running in the rain. Ako talaga this is something that I couldn't do lalamigin ako grabe haha

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  35. Sounds cool to run in the rain. But maybe not for me because I get sick easily. Hehe! Running needs lots of gears din pala.

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  36. I would love to run in the rain because I was never allowed to play in the rain when I was a kid. However, I also worry I might get sick.

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  37. I am beginning to realize that hahaha! But I managed with my bare essentials. I just thought I could have another excuse to shoe shop lol! Shoes are still the basic necessity in running. I could do without the sports jacket or those compression suits. Just a back up pair siguro, you know naman rubber shoes mahirap patuyuin sa tag-ulan.

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  38. I probably wouldn't dare run in the rain if I have a nasty case of colds plus cough. That would be inviting trouble hehehe

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  39. I guess you were dodging the rain and you have no umbrella...I also do that when I have no intention of getting wet hehehe

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  40. Mahirap lang you have to shorten your stride and extra careful where you land your feet...slippery when wet hehehe

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  41. That was light rain...There's something I'd like to try.... Gusto ko try running in a downpour lol! But I have to secure my cellphone and other gadgets I carry hehehe.

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  42. Ouch! I would take cover pag ice na... Might hit my eyeglasses hehehe

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  43. Ayon sa research ko, may pwede palang spray lang sa shoes, to make it water repellant...hmmmm.... might be cheaper than buying a new pair hehehe

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  44. I would also do that when I am not in running gear lol!

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  45. That's why I never wear cotton for running. I used to, but when I discovered those moisture wicking clothes, that's what I wear now. The only thing that would be heavy when water soaked are my shoes....

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  46. What you have there are sandstorms no? I find that scary, like the one I saw in one of those "The Mummy" movies hehehe.

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  47. Oo nga! Sana may running boots! Hehe!

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  48. Ganun? Maganda yan sa tag-ulan. I'm sure medyo mahal lang ung product na yun. hehehe

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  49. Sis, doctors would say there is no such thing as "pasma". My Taiji coach said we could still take a shower even after a tiring workout. Of course, it just depends on an individual if it's a cold or hot shower. There are some people who get sick when drenched in rain. So if you're one of those, then don't get caught in rain, particularly when you've been working all night.

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  50. i love running in the rain too! :-) i cant wait for sept/oct to be back on track again.... :-)

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  51. I'll also put run in the rain in my bucket list, if ever I'll have one.

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  52. Parang ang sarap ngang tumakbo under the rain! I also don't get easily sick, but that was before I gave birth. My immune powers already went to my little boy via breastmilk. But still that's a fun way to exercise!

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  53. Maybe I couldn't afford to run under the rain. I have an allergy kasi sa rain water. I tried it during my younger years and I swear not to do it again. nangati ako ng toso at pulang pula yung balat ko. :)

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