Conquering the rain

My Fridays are normally reserved for long runs with my mom as a part of our marathon training. But the weather today wasn’t all that great, so we decited to move our long run to Sunday instead. I still had to go for a short run on my own though. And because I didn’t wake up early enough to get to the gym in time to get a treadmill I knew I had to face the freezing cold rainy weather outside. I’m not exaggerating how cold it is, yesterday it was snowing!
After reading some tips on running in the rain, layering up and putting on a baseball cap I was out the door.
Even though my feet were soaking wet after just 2 km and my face was colder than a popsicle, I acually really enjoyed running in the rain. Not because I’m overly fond of running when it’s cold or wet, but except for the ducks and swans I was pretty much alone outside. It was really nice!
I ended up running 9,15 km. My shortest distance in months. It was great though, I finally know I’m able to go for runs even when I’m not thrilled about the weather. I also realized I need to invest in some new running clothes for the rainy season.. Ouch. Can’t risk getting sick and losing any days of marathon training.

How did you spend your Friday?
Do you like running in the rain?

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6 Thoughts on “Conquering the rain

  1. I seriously love all of your pictures! Do you take them with the camera on your phone? The colors are all so vivid and beautiful!

    How lucky that you get to see ducks and swans during your runs!

    I don’t love running in the rain – a light drizzle is okay, but I hate when I have to constantly wipe the water out of my eyes just to see ahead!

    I hope you have a GREAT long run on Sunday!

  2. We don’t get much rain here so I actually look for runs in the rain. But yes you absolutely need rain gear. I agree with runs when you don’t feel like running. It will help you push through on those days when your deep in a run and want to stop.

    • Very understandable when you don’t get much rain πŸ™‚
      I just keep telling myself that rain is better than snow, and everything is better than the treadmill haha. Getting used to running in this weather will probably help me a whole lot πŸ˜€
      Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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