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  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,835Member Member Posts: 2,835Member Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Unless it’s *really* pouring, I stick my phone in a ziplock bag and go for a run. If my schedule is flexible that day, I’ll try to find a time that has the lowest chance of rain. If it’s a bit cool, I’ll wear a light rain jacket; otherwise, I just wear a baseball cap to keep some rain out of my eyes.

    Note that this has only gotten me caught in a hailstorm once. That’s the only time I’ve ever sworn out loud, repeatedly, for two miles.

    Sleet is another "fun" one. It feels like shards of glass are falling from the sky if you bike through it.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Posts: 9,124Member Member Posts: 9,124Member Member
    I'll go for a walk in the rain, it's better than cabin fever. I have several pairs of shoes, because it's no fun putting them on wet. When I get home, a hot shower and dry clothes feel like a luxury.
  • BrianSharpeBrianSharpe Posts: 8,732Member Member Posts: 8,732Member Member
    When it's raining out, what exercises do you do indoors? anyone?

    Unless there's a hurricane, thunderstorm or freezing rain I'll still run outdoors but that's me.....what do you enjoy doing that can be moved indoors? I'm fortunate enough to have enough space for a strength equipment in the garage (a little chilly in minter) and my rowing machine, treadmill & bike trainer in the basement. Depending on your space / budget situation a good alternative to consider (if there's one locally) is something like Planet Fitness. People love to hate PF but it's cheap at $10 a month and they have a good variety of equipment with the exception of barbells.
  • ValeriePlzValeriePlz Posts: 521Member Member Posts: 521Member Member
    If I'm trying to get steps in, I'll go to the local community center or high school indoor track!
  • filovirus76filovirus76 Posts: 155Member Member Posts: 155Member Member
    Depends on how hard it is raining. Some of my best runs are in a light rain. Heavy rain I go to the gym and run on the "dread"mill. I live in Oregon, so a little rain is the norm 7 months of the year.
  • adlenemomant73adlenemomant73 Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    I have a variety of cardio exercise equipment in the house. #BeingOld.

    SOUNDS wonderful!
  • huntersvonneguthuntersvonnegut Posts: 1,099Member Member Posts: 1,099Member Member
    Walking is my daily exercise and about the only weather I won't go out in is when there's lightning. "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Posts: 14,617Member Member Posts: 14,617Member Member
    Running or cycling in the rain? No problem.

    Just no lightning (obviously) or ice covered roads.




    Heck, running in a snow storm is pretty cool too.

    I once went for a run in a complete, driving blizzard and my dad asked me: "Running ? In this? Are you crazy?"

    I replied: "Yeah... I guess, maybe so; whatever Pops."

    It was great.

    (the run, not necessarily the conversation.)
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