Sunday Summary: Rainy Run

Hello peeps! I had a pretty interesting week. High on the yuck scale I woke up Wednesday to some pain in my mouth that turned out to be a gum infection. Thankfully I found an amazing dentist that was able to take care of the problem right away and I got a good teeth cleaning for good measure. I’m still on antibiotics but I was able to run on Saturday so it’s all good.

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My Saturday 5K was met with rain and I was utterly unprepared for it. Nevertheless, my time was better than last week but that had probably more to do with the path which was much flatter this time around.

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Once I got home I did some research on how to perform better during a rainy run. Here’s what I wish I had known/done better:

  1. Dress in layers – The cotton shirt got really heavy once I was completely soaked. I should have known better. Had I paid attention to the weather report I would have chosen to wear different fabric.
  2. Wear a hat – The rain mixed with my sweat which got into my eyes and mouth. YUCK!
  3. Wear the right shoe – My Vibram Five Fingers were still dirty from last week’s Color Run so I decided to take my New Balance which don’t have the same traction and although I did not fall or skid at all, the road was slippery and a little scary. Choose carefully.

For more great tips for running in the rain click here.

On other news I’ve been really relaxed with my diet this week. I did not track at all but I did eat less and much healthier than previous weeks. I also exercised a little less but still managed to clock around five hours of activity.

Weekly Words of Wisdom

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As always, thanks for stopping by. 😀

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