We all know that rainy season is the time when all you want is to stay in bed and be a couch potato. Like me, all I want is to eat, sleep and stay inside the house. But for some health buffs, rainy season should not hinder you from working out. If you’re really determined to work out, you wouldn’t let nature get in your way to fitness. With this in mind, Jeff and I decided to resume our running stint in UP. The UP Academic Oval is runner-friendly and biker-friendly because a separate lane is dedicated for such activity. Unfortunately, on my last lap, rain poured and I was drenched because I can’t run fast enough to get to the parking area. I also saw players from the baseball field carrying their baseball bats, gloves, and batting equipment, the rain also ruined their practice. So what to do? Should you carry an umbrella while running?
No way! What you can do to ensure your safety when running is to make sure that your shoes have good traction. Tracks are slippery when wet. You can wear extra clothing like a waterproof jacket and jogging pants to keep you dry despite the rain. Lastly, pop your vitamin C to boost your immune system, you don’t want to catch a cold or a flu while you’re on your way to fitness.
Another option is to exercise indoors like in a gym and use the treadmill instead. Although it’s boring, nothing beats the fresh air and the rush that I feel especially when I see other runners along the tracks.