I woke up one morning to the sound of rain pounding outside and immediately thought, Great, now I can’t run. Trainer voice responded, Awwww, did your legs fall off?? Did the big, bad rain sneak in and pull your ACL while you were sleeping?
After I got out of bed, I started feeling excited about putting on my rain boots and doing a modified run, walk, puddle jump workout. “Bad” weather is actually a great opportunity to try something new. What’s that expression? “There is no bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” Some of my most invigorating runs have been in the rain, once I get myself out the door.
I put together a little circuit bases on the water cycle. The focus is more on cardio, with a little body weight resistance. It can be done outside in the rain, preferably in rain boots and a light, waterproof jacket. (Note: If you are fighting off the flu or a cold, please wait until you feel better to play in the rain.) Since rain boots aren’t as supportive as most athletic shoes, keep movements a little smaller and make sure to stretch first. Instead of all-out running, skip, job, and walk.
If you want to indulge in a little water cycle nostalgia, check this out.