Tomorrow I leave for Vegas! I think this is my last trip on the calendar for the rest of the year, and even though I love to travel, I will be happy to not see an airport for awhile. 😉 Mostly because TSA has STILL not updated my last name on pre-check, which is super annoying. They said that it can take up to FOUR months. How is that even possible!?
Anyways! We are in the heart of fall weather right now, which means rain and blustery days. I’ve talked about this before —> I used to HATE running in the rain. When I lived in NYC, I used to look at the weather and if it was more than a 50% chance of rain in the AM, I wasn’t setting my alarm to get up because *gasp,* running in the rain?! Ew, no!
But through living in Texas, I’ve learned to embrace the rainy weather and go with it. Yeah, that can be kinda hard but it can also be kinda fun too. There’s nothing that makes you feel more like a badass than knocking out double-digit numbers in pouring rain.
If you’re going to run in the rain, it comes down to having the right gear to keep you dry in the rain. There are a few things on my list that are essentials to survive cold, wet running weather:
LSD Running Jacket
I love the Brooks LSD Running Jacket for two reasons: a) it’s waterproof and b)you can pack it up really small. I’ve used this for going out at night too, when I don’t want to have a bulky jacket and can just pack it up and put it in my purse. Wearing a waterproof jacket makes a huge difference in whether you truly stay dry. I find that my legs don’t get as wet even if I don’t have waterproof pants on.
I am obsessed with running in trucker hats (they are such a great way to keep hair out of your face and the sun out of your eyes)… and even more so in the rain. I wear contacts so when you face pounding rain, it makes my contacts feel like they are going to fall out at any moment and I don’t have to worry about that with a trucker hat.
Gore-Tex Running Shoes
The awesome people at Gore-Tex sent me a pair of the new Brooks Ghost 9 GTX shoes. What Gore-Tex does is add a layer of protection so that when you are running in rain or snow, it can’t get inside — so your feet stay dry! I wish I would have known about these for some of those rainy Texas runs, to be honest. I’ve taken these out for a run a few times, and you can’t even tell that it has an extra protective layer — which is my favorite part!
What else would you add to this list to stay dry on wet runs?
If it’s raining, do you run? What are your temperature “limits” for running?
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