There’s no such thing as bad weather…

Prior to setting out on my run this rainy/dreary morning, I started to reflect back on my workout habits during “bad weather” prior to truly getting into running. Rain would derail a longer run, let alone a long bike ride. Snow would cause my ambitions to cease and my appetite to grow. In other words, I was soft.

Again, this was before I began running in earnest. Since then, something primal has taken over and prohibits me from backing out of a run. Hell, rest days are my least favorite days of the week! How runners react to unpleasant weather is a testament to the primal nature of the sport. It appeals to something that’s so deeply rooted in our evolution that it can’t be held back once it is awoken. It’s an animalistic urge that must fulfill a primal need.

Bad Weather

So on this rainy/dreary Memorial Day weekend (in New England anyway), I urge you to get out, wake the beast within and reap the benefits!

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9 replies

  1. I love your attitude. Nothing should stop us from going out and being productive with our day. This definitely inspired me to push myself for the day. Great post and keep up the amazing work 🙂

  2. Cold and windy in Chicago. Definitely worth getting out there. You never regret a good run or workout. It’s just the…getting out the door part that’s a major struggle.

    • Amen to that. It’s funny that as I sit here lamenting the 40 degree + drizzle landscape for this morning’s 8 miler, I decided to read this post again for some motivation and there was your comment providing a little extra umph! On that note, time to run…have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Loved loved loved this! I run better after a big night myself!

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