|Addendum: UNLESS YOU ARE DEAD.|
Last week we had a good, solid summer storm, during which I managed to fit in a good, solid Target run because I was already out post-ballet class anyway and what’s a little rain?
That is today’s question: what’s a little rain? Or rather, a BIG rain, because while rain is no big deal in a car, it can become a problem when you’re trying to get a run in.
And someone was. As I drove home from the store, I saw a guy jogging on the sidewalk, multitudinous raindrops be damned. Also, did I mention the lightning? Because THERE WAS A LOT OF LIGHTNING.
I know, I know – as a treadmill lover, I don’t understand the call of the wild (although I’m working on it). Some people don’t even have access to a treadmill in the first place. When you need to get that run in, be it because you’ve got a training plan to follow or you’re just that antsy, it can be hard to sit back in the face of bad weather.
Still: LIGHTNING, people. LIGHTNING. Doesn’t that get unsafe?
My questions to you are, like the aforementioned raindrops, multitudinous:
- When does running outside become unsafe?
- How hard does it have to be raining before you give up the running ghost?
- What other weather phenomenon keep you off the road?
- Have you ever gone out and run in conditions that were… well, stupid?
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