I missed my 4am wake up call for the morning run due to a little man who was wide awake at 3:45. I struggled getting him back to sleep and that didn’t happen until almost 5. By then, I no longer had time to run, get home, shower, and get Aby to the bus for her track meet. So I “slept” in for another few minutes before the thunder and lightning started, then I was awake again counting my lucky stars that I wasn’t out there in the dark watching the lightning show on the road while finishing my run. Things really do happen for a reason, even when they seem to be a giant pain in your bum. 🙂
Aby’s track meet ended up canceling so I hauled my bum out the door for a run before life got in the way. The best advice I can give you when it comes to rainy, windy weather is to lock & load your hat!
By the time I got out the door, it was 44 degrees with a
big nice wind and the rain was down to some drops and a bit of mist. I tried to convince myself to just get moving and I’d be fine but the wind took it to another level and I ran with my hands tucked into my sleeves 99% of the 10 miles.
The hat being locked & loaded help keep the wind from blowing my hair around, kept the rain out of my eyes and helped me keep my head down and focus on the task at hand. The hat I wore today was a Nike hat that I won from Pound to Miles. I have a couple Nike hats, an Athleta Hat, a Brooks Hat, one HeadSweats & one generic off brand. When the weather is bad, Aby & I fight over the Nike & Athleta hats. These hats lock & load on our heads the best and keep the weather out of our eyes. Here is a pick of Aby in our Athleta hat.
Bottom line, find a hat you like, that you can lock & load and force yourself out the door even when the weather is less than ideal. You’ll feel like a bad ass when you get home and I guarantee you’ll be happy that you went. Just don’t be stupid and go out in a storm when the lightning is raging but that goes without saying, right?
What is your favorite running hat?
Happy Running, Amanda – TooTallFritz