W8/R1 In the torrential rain!: Can’t believe I... - Couch to 5K

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W8/R1 In the torrential rain!

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate

Can’t believe I picked the only 40 minutes of the entire day and just after 5 mins in, was hit with such a torrential downpour! Talk about soggy, kept the pace going despite being soaked to the skin and managed to finish the run, though quite concerned for my Apple AirPods earphones, thankfully they just about survived the dousing! Not sure they are meant to be exposed to that much water!

W8/R2 next...getting closer!

19 Replies
Caley67
Caley67Graduate

I'm looking forward to my first run in the rain...well done on completing. What are Airpods? Heel cups?

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to Caley67

Ah no sorry they are Apple wireless earphones - birthday treat from my collective family! In fact I read I shouldn’t have worn them in the rain as they aren’t waterproof and prone to going wrong, oh dear 😬

Ian5K
Ian5KGraduate in reply to Sussex13

If you want a recommendation and save your Apples, I bought some MPow Flame bluetooth sports earphones recently for £23 (Amazon). Waterproof and sound really good.

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to Ian5K

Brilliant, thank you, I shall invest for those rainy days!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Well done! I bet it was refreshing after all the hot days we’ve had 👍 ☔️

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to LottieMW

It was for a good while but then was quite funny, I looked like a drowned rat!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Sussex13

I waited until this afternoon for a recovery walk 😊

Run day tomorrow 👍😄

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to LottieMW

Good luck tomorrow with your run 🏃‍♀️

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Sussex13

Thank you ...it was fab 😊

Acmamba
AcmambaGraduate

I did week 9 run 1 yesterday. I think I was looking pretty cool in my shades until the heavens opened up for the last 10 minutes. 😂

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to Acmamba

😂 I can imagine!

Well done Sussex! In autumn you’ll have to take to running in a sombrero to protect the pods! 💦😄

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to acountrycabbage

Thank you lovely ..I am actually looking at waterproof beanies!!

acountrycabbage
acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Sussex13

Ah, ok.. that’s probably the more sensible option 😬😬 Keep the sombrero for the Mexican holiday 😉

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to acountrycabbage

🌵🌮

How were the feet running wet shoes?

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to starcat66

They were a bit squelchy but I invested in super-duper running shoes so not too bad. Am considering investing in trail shoes for winter!

Well done for running in the rain 🌨️. Hope earphones live to run another day😞. Good luck for run 2😊

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to mattymoo33

Thanks hon, was jolly pleased with myself, despite the weather!

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