Friday, September 17, 2010

Drowned Rat

I'm singing running in the rain ... I'm running in the rain .....  or at least I WAS running in the rain.

My daughter had practice last night at a field that is a good 20 min drive from our house.  It's only a 1 hr practice.  Since I have no money, and therefore do not shop (heehee), I usually use this time to exercise.  No point in driving home for that short of a time.

Living where I do, and preferring to run outdoors, chances are you're going to get wet - alot!  A light rain is really no biggie, it's the norm from now until sometime in the spring.  Last night I was expecting a light rain.  And it started as a light rain.  Then it poured!  By the end the dog and I both looked like drowned rats.  But we got 4 miles done and ticked off the schedule.

When I got back from my run the coach yakked at the girls for a while so I took the opportunity to do a few sets of walking lunges, squats, & tricep dips on a picnik table.

The last thing I wanted to do when we got home was head downstairs to the gym for a weights workout.  My husband had nicely made me a fire (which I was extremely thankful for) and I really just wanted to lay by it and watch a little TV.  Which I did, except .....

... for the next hour, during every commercial I did abs, core & arm work (sit-ups, planks, push-ups, dips....)  It wasn't with weights, it wasn't in a gym, but it was a workout.  I can feel it today!

I'm thinking that I am going to need some better clothing for all this wet running.  Any suggestions?  I'm SO not a hat person, but will it keep me a teensy bit drier?  Can anyone recommend some sort of jacket that will keep me mostly dry without holding in all the moisture or making me hot?  I don't really have the money for it, but I don't want to go through this whole season soaked to the bone, and running is my sanity during these times.

Have a great weekend!   I have plans to watch a tear-jerker movie with a girlfriend tonight, just one soccer game to watch this weekend and a running date with friends ... oh and a boat-load of housecleaning to do that I couldn't do last week since I was so sick (but I'm trying not to think about that).

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Missy said...

What a great use of your time! I love it. I need to be better about doing those things during TV breaks... Good idea!

Marlene said...

I kind of like the feeling of finishing a run soaking wet... maybe I'm just twisted! I don't mind that a hat really does much for keeping you try, but I like that it keeps the rain from pelting my eye balls.

Awesome job on the run and workout during commercials!! Excellent use of free time, girlie!

Jen said...

Hey Heidi... I almost hate to suggest this as you said no money, no shopping but the Lululemon running jackets all have a hood with a ponytail hole. I find it stays on good (don't know how long your hair is!!) and helps. My face is wet but it isn't rolling down my back.

Nej said...

I love how you're doing all these workouts...during practice, during commercials, etc. If I had half that motivation I'd be happy!!!

I'm not much of a hat wearer myself...but when running in the rain, I wear one...just to keep the bulk of it from splashing in my eyes. :-)

Jen - I'm intrigued by the jacket, might have to check it out myself!!!

ajh said...

What movie did you watch? Would you recommend it?

Fran said...

Most running clothes are of a fabrics that keeps you dry underneath, at least mine do. But I have no cheap solutions unfortunately. I don't like hats too but when it rains I do wear one because it keeps the rain out of my eyes. My hair is still wet because it's a cotton hat.

Good for you doing your exercises during commercial break.

Marcelle said...

I so dislike running in the rain that I always say no to runs when it rains and rather head to the treadmill...If its rain free and while running rain could appear I have to wear a NY peak cap as I run with glasses ~ have to attempt to keep them rain free.
Most of my clothing keep me dry...but the cheaper ones I bought the other day...they leave u soaked to the skin.

Well one on the training and so glad I could push you through those push ups!!! ;)

Marcelle said...


shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love my visors! They keep sun, wind, bugs and yes, even rain off your face.

Nice job on the "commercial" workout and run.