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Red January 20........... Skin is waterproof πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator
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There are a few descriptive words for the rain falling over my corner of Wales this morning, as I stick a toe outside the door....

Biblical, torrential 🀨 perhaps a deluge it all ends the same way.... But red January doesn't make exception for the weather.

There's 11 steps out of my garden, by the 11th the clothes are errrr clinging 🀣.

Oh well let's run wet πŸ‘ dynamic stretches completed in the warm and dry house a light jog with some oh so flattering butt kicks and across the road. Let running commence πŸƒπŸƒor even πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ.

After yesterday's overheating the legs were back in shorts, and it's a swealtering 9Β°c. The rain has emptied the towpath and it's just me and the sound of squelching, puddle splashing trainers, perfect. Who needs music the rain hitting the dark canal water is so enchanting, across the aqueduct is the only time I lose the sound of that rain, the River Dee below, is angry and churning the noise is truly wild, bear in mind I'm 126 ft or 38 mtrs above it WOW.

I'd decided ( as my preferred route is definitely flooded to loop around and recross the aqueduct for my 5k today. The towpath passing the visitor center is newly refurbished, the golden pea gravel almost shining after the rain washing it clean, another noise of miss if I'd had tunes banging away πŸ‘Ž.

I believe the rain has turned it up a notch my wet running kit is now washing machine wet πŸ˜‚ and it's ok I've not dissolved, and that sketch by the brilliant Peter Kay comes to mind about the Royal Marine like biscuit..... The Hobnob it won't go soggy, I'm in that mindset πŸ’ͺ.

youtu.be/HwAYglwe3HU

Two ducks were brave enough to venture out today, apart from them not a soul, total solitude, totally soaked bring on the next one!

Now I need a towel πŸ™ƒ

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Very descriptive, but I’m still glad I stayed indoors! Well done for your RED January 20 πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Jools2020

Ta Jools2020 you can't get wetter than wet or so I thought πŸ˜‚

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Good run for you today in the heavy rain, there are Amber flood warnings for your area today, I just hope that you are not flooded out of your house, even the πŸ¦† ducks don't like so much rain β˜”.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to AlMorr

We're on a hillside thankfully AlMorr

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Imc50

πŸ‘

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate

Oh bless you, what great commitment to this challenge. You truly are doing so amazing for going out in such awful weather and getting so wet, I hope you don’t get a cold.

Another great descriptive read and achievement, Well Done you. Day 20 done!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to 9weeks2Run

Nooooo we Welsh don't catch colds we're nearly as tough as the Scottish those men in skirts now they're properly rugged 🀣

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate in reply to Imc50

😝😝Oh I am very glad to hear that πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Maybe get some of these😊

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Jell6

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh asap when lockdown ends 🀣

Indielass00
Indielass00Graduate

Well done for braving the rain Imc50 πŸ‘πŸ»I was hoping to run today, but it wasn’t the rain that stopped me it’s really windy here and I hate running in the wind.

Hoping it’s better weather tomorrow 🀞🏻. Thanks for sharing Peter Kay, needed a laugh πŸ˜‚

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

B.b.b..But Indielass00 that wind might've been behind ya πŸ‘€

Mr. Kay is a genius πŸ‘πŸ‘

Indielass00
Indielass00Graduate in reply to Imc50

Oh Imc50 I really hope I’m out tomorrow, running as my week seems to be getting worse! 😒

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

Oh no still the home schooling stuff πŸ˜•

Indielass00
Indielass00Graduate in reply to Imc50

A mixture if things but yes homeschooling too

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

Let's run virtually tomorrow Indielass00 we'll observe social distancing and not even break lockdown rules πŸ‘

Frenc
FrencGraduate

Ah now I know what RED January means πŸ˜„! Sounds as though you had a great run, squelchy or not - brilliant pictures. How lovely to have the place to yourself. πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Frenc

It's nice to run in isolation Frenc , and given the state of play probably a little safer for everyone except bubble runners maybe πŸ‘

nowster
nowsterGraduate

You mad, impetuous fool you! πŸ‘β˜”

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to nowster

Why thank you but it was only rain, the aqueduct is a no-go if there's so much as a whisper of a breeze 😬

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to nowster

Why thank you but it was only rain, the aqueduct is a no-go if there's so much as a whisper of a breeze 😬

limu_mu
limu_muGraduate

Absolutely brilliant Imc50 running in the rain and proofing skin is waterproof. Did that post end with Peter Kay- Hobnobs? Oh yes it did, my day is madeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to limu_mu

Ahh thanks limu_mu there was real shop bought Hobnobs at home as well, but the banana and stretches came first πŸ˜‡

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

You're doing absolutely amazing with RED January Imc50 and once you're wet you're wet . What I've noticed when running in torrential rain is the weight of your clothes when you scoop them up to put in the wash. Brilliant photos and Peter Kay is my favourite comedian πŸ˜€ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Buddy34

Cheers Buddy34 you're spot on with that clothes gaining weight, I only wore the "jacket from a being seen point of view, but it's not at all waterproof, but my clothes were super heavy πŸ‘€

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Good for you Imc50 ...that makes 2 of us...soggy clothes , soggy shoes...puddle splashing is my new favourite...my RED is going well too, just a bit of a pants run yesterday but still at it ...πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺ🏻🌧

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Mummycav

Yaaaaaaaay another drowned rat πŸ˜‚πŸ‘, if we take washing powder it may save time ( money saving.com πŸ€“)

Your RED is going great guns remember..... A runs still a RUN πŸ₯³

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Imc50

I was thinking shower gel, shampoo and conditioner!! DRED (drowned rat every day) January!!! 🀣🀣

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Mummycav

Omg you should get that patent πŸ‘ it's gonna save people a fortune, and imagine the time saved πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Imc50

🀣🀣🀣

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Oh wow...well done you!

Defo not for me. Luckily I went out Tuesday and next run will be Friday. πŸ˜…

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to LottieMW

Happy Friday running LottieMW

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you 😊

You are doing amazing with RED January, I squelched round a field for an hour with a dog today and may have preferred a dry day but it can’t last forever

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you WillowandSola there is though an attraction to this squelching πŸ˜‚

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

Yes

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Well done, glad it's still going well, even with the rain! 🌧

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Peter44

Quite looking forward to February πŸ˜‚

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Imc50

I bet, is this your first go at this?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Peter44

Yes, I'd seen it about, but last year I'd not been running long enough.

jwillmac
jwillmacGraduate

I dont mind running in the rain .Sleet , however, is another matter .Still , I have resorted to stripping off in the little vestibule ,having left a change of clothes .there as soon as I'm through the door ! Well done on your RED !

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to jwillmac

Thank you jwillmac I agree once you've stopped running those clothes get chilly so quickly!

DUNK ME AGAIN! AGAIN! I love that sketch..! 🀣

I doff my rain-soaked cap to you sir - smashing the runs even in this weather πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸΌ Just 9 left! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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