Aug 20, 2013

I'm {Not} Running Today

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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!  






37 comments:

  1. Hoping that the rains will stop very soon as well A!

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  2. I'm praying for everyone safety. It's better to be safe with this kind of weather..hopefully sunny weather come up soon, keep dry everyone

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  3. I can imagine how some die hard runners are getting really antsy with the weather. I'm like that too when I can't play badminton. I hope the rains stop soon. I can't imagine how those affected are coping.

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  4. oo nga naman, it's better to stay safe than run and be unsafe.. :)

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  5. Hey girl you're right it's tempting to stay curled up in bed. But guess what? I just ran this morning and you might be laughing with what happened to me. I'm about to make the post about it ha ha.


    I was out of net and phone for several days thanks to my genius provider grrr!

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  6. I can't wait to read your post. This should be really interesting. :-)

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  7. My running buddy/office mate is also into badminton regularly and does get antsy when she can't play. Unfortunately for me, my knees hurt from the jerky foot works, and besides, medyo expensive with the court fees, equipment, and attire lol! Running na lang ako.

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  8. I think we'll get to see the sun tomorrow...hopefully :-)

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  9. The rain is depressing because it has damaged so many properties and killed many people (and I really feel guilty because I am enjoying the sound and the cool breeze it brings). Nonetheless, I too am praying that it will soon stop and I'm sorry that you had a non-to-good experience with Ondoy.

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  10. It's been raining hard here in our end. Hope you're safe there sis. :)

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  11. I hope the rain completely subsided. Safe safe always, Aileen. Stationary jog ka nalang muna indoor! :)

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  12. I agree sis. Better to be safe :) Anyway, it's still raining here. Pabugso-bugso pa. How about there? I hope you are safe too.


    Mommy Maye

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  13. Rain would pour out without warning, then as abruptly as it has started, it will stop in a few minutes. Thanks Mom Maye...stay safe too.

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  14. Thanks sis...ang sarap lang matulog hehehe...

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  15. Take care too sis.

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  16. The rain is nice when you're in a safe place talaga...but it could be frightening in those areas that are severely flooded...

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  17. i hope the weather has allowed you to go running na

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  18. Staying in door is better rather than getting sick because of the bad weather. Uy I hope things are dry na there in the Philippines :)

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  19. It is a good thing to stay indoor for such weather...even work had break-time. :)

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  20. Have you gone running yet? Ingat sa flood (lol bet there's none na). I have tried running with ambon lang but with the rain, not yet.(baka dumami ako hehe gremlin lang ang peg lol)

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  21. You're right, take a breather muna! May araw na ba jan ngayon? Stay indoors muna to be safe! :-)

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  22. agree, stay indoor muna...be safe

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  23. Naku oo, ibang level and pagka-fierce ng combined forces ni Maring at ng Habagat eh. Better safe than sorry. :)

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  24. i agree to vera, better safe than sorry, use the bad weather to relax and rest from running.. :-)

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  25. i agree with everyone. you could run again naman once the weather clears and magpakita si haring araw. for now, just chill at home and relax relax muna. :-)

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  26. glad you were okay during the habagat/typhoon maring onslaught. you can always catch up with your running naman once the weather gets better. :)

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  27. Hope that the weather turns better soon for you.

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  28. Yeah, that weather last week was not a good one to go running. But have you tried running while it's raining (the normal kind)? It's fun actually. :D

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  29. with weather like this, you can run outside but there are alternative exercise that you can do indoor. or if you really like running, you may try enrolling in gym and do treadmills..

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  30. Sometimes you have to relax by not running and just enjoy the sound of the rain..

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  31. It is so tempting to really just sleep when it's rainy. I've done that many times last week. Stay safe, too.

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  32. Better stay safe than be sorry later. You can do strength exercises for your muscles. It complements running.

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  33. The rain ( or typhoon) is always a nice excuse to sleep in and cuddle with pillows and blanket. But you know I have always wanted to run in the rain, it seems fun.But I am afraid of getting sick after.

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  34. One recommendation is to have skipping rope instead of running during rain.

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  35. Marielle Faye GarciaAugust 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    It's been a very, VERY bed weather indeed. LoL. So lovin' it even if it makes me sleep in longer.

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  36. Maria Teresa GuanlaoAugust 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    It's good that you stayed home sis, right decision! Nabaha kami sis, huhu! Pero compared to Ondoy and last year's flooding, mas okay na to, though inabot pa din po loob ng house namin, waaa!!! But we're back to normal sis, and thanks to our Lord!

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  37. yes, i agree.. it's little unsafe to run on rainy weather :)

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