We’ve got nothing against rain. In fact, we’re in the throes of a major drout so we’re literally gagging for it. The problem with it is it can be a major motivation killer. A chilly downpour and your evening run turns into a Game of Thrones TV marathon, right? So to help keep your exercise routine on track, we’ve unearthed the best gear to kill every little excuse you can come up with!
#Excuse 1: ‘I don’t like getting my feet wet’
What, are you a cat? Shoes are important, but have you considered the importance of socks in keeping you dry? Don’t miss a beat by relying on your good old Woolies ankle socks. Wearing a pair of wicking socks can make all the difference in preventing blisters from developing – a fate even worse than soggy toes. Try Drymax Run Max Protection Socks.
#Excuse 2: ‘I don’t like getting water in my ears’
Well, then you aren’t running fast enough! Seriously, a good waterproof jacket can make all the difference and even make a jog in a major downpour a pleasant experience. Runners’ World recommends the Saucony Exo Jacket, saying the sealed seams and a scuba-shaped hood countered both water and wind in wet conditions. (Available at The Sweat Shop, The Athlete’s Foot, Runner’s Rest, the Barefoot Concept store).
#Excuse 3: ‘My phone will get wet’
The Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact cover can survive under two meters of water for an hour, it can protect from bad weather and dirt and the case improves grip and gives you solid military drop protection, should you drop it. In case you’re wondering about the name, “dog and bone” is cockney rhyming slang for phone.
#Excuse #4: ‘I can’t listen to my music’
Music is an insane motivator for exercise, and now you can listen to music no matter what kind of exercise you do, even swimming. In fact these headphones are designed to provide quality sound even when they are submerged in water. The Swimbuds underwater earbuds allow you to go down nearly 10 feet in the water for up to 30 minutes while still working at peak performance. They are 100% waterproof with gold plated stereo jack to prevent corrosion, and they have flanged ear buds that create a tight seal and are designed to stay in during high activity.