Alas, my luck has run out when it comes to the weather. Having started in November in the north of England it's pretty damn impressive I've managed four runs and got home safe and dry, but last night the rain finally got me.
For the first time, I felt like people were actually giving me the odd look as I ran/walked by. Having initially been very self conscious about running on the main roads, I would have previously been worried it was simply me running they were throwing odd looks at. But after last night I came to the conclusion they were questioning the potential sanity of a person out running in the torrential rain. I looked extensively for some sort of light waterproof, but my search proved fruitless and so I ran in my usual joggers and zippy top, both which seemed determined to soak up as much water as possible in a sponge-like manner rather than expel it.
I didn't want to miss the run just because of the weather, as I fear missing one will have a knock on effect on the whole thing. But a bit (well, a lot) of rain didn't hurt anyone. My main problem was once again spectacles related. Heavy rain + glasses is not ideal. If someone could come up with some sort of tiny windscreen wipers for glasses that would be excellent. At least with my mind focused on the glasses, wet clothes and dodging huge puddles, I was barely able to think about how difficult the running itself was!
Any suggestions for cheap lightweight waterproofs suitable for running would be much appreciated! I fear rain soaked runs will unfortunately become the norm rather than the exception from now on.