As we dodged puddles and streams of water gushing down the streets, I mentioned to Woody "at least the gym might not be too crowded." Haha! Wrong again! It was packed! There were a bunch of dripping wet coats and umbrella's at the coat rack on the cardio floor. I'm not sure if we were all crazy, or just dedicated to fitness! It was great to see so many people plod through the bad weather to get there. That got me thinking though, what motivates people to face wicked weather to workout? Whether to go to the gym or to run in the rain?
My first 18 miler last summer was scheduled for the morning of the day we left for our week in Montreal. I had to get it in, but the weather forecast called for rain. It rained the entire 18 miles, but the last two were brutal. Hard, cold, rain. My feet were sloshing in my shoes as I finished in the park. It was part torture, part comical. I made it through and was stronger for it. Those last two miles may have been my fastest! On that day, I was motivated by the fact that it was going to be my longest run to date, a new hurdle to leap, and because I was going on vacation and I couldn't do it the next day. Usually when it's raining, I just want to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book or movie. Except when it's time for the gym.
What motivates you to go out in the rain for a workout?
What it looks like outside our door!
A wind gust claimed the life of Woody's umbrella this morning. It won't see another rainstorm.
Workout Stats -
3x10 bicep extension
3x10 side arm lifts
3x10 front arm raise
5x10 hip raise
stretching...lots of stretching