Here's one you could try: walk up and down a set of stairs holding buckets of water. Lift water and dump into driveway. Repeat over and over and over and over.
I pre-wrote my 'I'm going to California' post last night. Silly me. Not going. I am now waiting for the plumber. The rain is not stopping. The carpet is wet. The floor is wet. Ah well...
Here's a photo of the pool I have now:
This is after several rounds of water dumping. It's probably back up to the stoop since I've been away from it for 5 minutes.
OK, back to the exercise regimen. And gotta buy a shop vac to get the water out of the carpet. Will it ever stop raining???