It's exactly a week now since my last run. I guess I have a perfectly good excuse with the weather. While I do love running under light rain, and I could probably go as far as soaking-wet rain, it's not exactly safe in this current inclement weather, with a tropical storm in tandem with the southwest monsoon.
A lot of streets are flooded and even if there are flood-free streets, the road is quite slippery and one wrong foot landing could spell injury. So here I am, just watching whether the rain would let up a little, have a breather for our drainage and flood ways to suck in all those flood waters. I guess I have to be contented with doing squats and jumping jacks for a while. But seriously, it's just nice to curl up and sleep like a baby.
I guess I'm not the typical running fiend who runs in all kinds of weather. I love running, but I also like to do it in safe conditions. Right now, it's best to stay at home rather than add up to the people who needs to be rescued from the floods.
Heavy rains are still expected in the next couple of days, although I'm praying that it will finally cease sooner than expected. There is a time for everything...and now is the time to stay indoors and be safe from nature's fury.
Still, for those whose feet are itching to have a good run even in this nasty weather, here's a useful link for Tips for Running in the Rain.
So, stay safe everyone!