Oh Sandy. Sandy. When I decided to move back to Cleveland six and half years ago, I never thought I’d be dealing with hurricanes. But here I sit this evening in my Northeast Ohio kitchen, wind howling, rain pelting my windows, and power threatening to go out. Sweet! And it’s all fine when I’m sitting here hacking away on my laptop, but what about that run I had planned for tomorrow morning?
With sustained winds forecasted to be 43 mph, gusting to 80+ I’m thinking it’s probably going to be a treadmill day. When the local schools are closed because it’s too dangerous for kids to stand outside waiting for the bus, it’s probably too dangerous for running outside. Winds that strong will not only literally break your stride and possibly blow you over, but could also blow large blunt objects at your head. Yeah, that’s bad. As for Sandy, these crazy winds should die down soon to a more reasonable (?) 20+ mph. Still windy. Annoying, yes. But probably runnable if you play your cards right. Which brings me to this question:
If the wind is merely annoying rather than dangerous, what can we do to not only make running outside possible, but also more pleasant?
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