We’ve been having an abundance of rain here on the Gulf Coast, feel guilty about it when I read about the drought conditions other areas are experiencing. I’ve gone whole summers w/out running in the rain even once but this year it’s becoming the norm. Not that I mind, a good rain is just the ticket when it’s in the mid 90’s. During the winter, not so much, I’ll run in the cold & I’ll run in the rain but I’m not real happy about running in the cold rain.
Yesterday we had a pretty fair thunderstorm come through in the afternoon & by the time I went for my run it was still drizzling & COOL! MID 70’S! IT FELT GREAT! Most of my summer runs are sweaty plodding acts of stubbornness that are to be endured more than enjoyed, this was a lovely taste of why I run. Had a few folks honk at me, I try to think they are being supportive but I know they’re thinking “what an idiot, out there running in the rain.” Personally, I don’t know why everyone doesn't strip down to a pair of shorts & go for a run on a rainy afternoon! Really, how many chances do you get?
I’m having earbud issues right now, I’d had a pair of the behind the neck type that I liked well enough until one side quit on me. I tried a pair of the JVC Sport Clips, they wouldn’t stay in my ear but wound up sort of dangling near my ear which wasn’t terribly satisfactory. I may go w/ a pair of the Yurbuds but I want to look around a bit more. Things I liked about the behind the neck type were the ease of one handedly taking them on & off & that I could easily hang them around my neck. I carry a handheld water bottle & fumbling w/ twist in earbuds might be a pain.