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How to Safely Run in the Rain
With the spring season in full swing, you can expect rain to regularly move into and out of the area. While this can be enjoyable at times, it brings forth a variety of challenges when exercising outdoors.
If you enjoy jogging or running, here are some tips for safely doing so in the rain:
· Wear a hat: This goes a long way in keeping the rain off your face, which helps you see the road ahead and pinpoint any potential hazards.
· Check your shoes: If your shoes don’t have enough tread, it’s time for a change. Running in worn down shoes in the rain increases the risk of slipping and falling.
· Protect your electronics: Like many, you may enjoy listening to your smartphone while exercising. There’s nothing wrong with this, but you need to protect it when the rain begins to fall.
· Stretch before and after: Don’t become so preoccupied with the weather conditions that you forget to stretch. It’s important to warm your muscles up, as well as cool down upon completion.
For the next couple months, you can expect to contend with rain every now and again. If you’ll be exercising outdoors, let these tips keep you safe.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.
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