Friday, January 16, 2009

Fair-weather Friend

I don't like the cold and come to think of it I don't like the heat that much either. I guess you'd say I'm a pretty fair-weather friend when it comes to exercising outdoors. I commend those of my running friends that are going to brave the elements this weekend and still go for a run. I commend but I still think you are all CRAZY! I have an excuse not to run with them Saturday morning because I will be out of town. Not that I would have run had I been in town because I wouldn't have. Under 30 degrees is pushing it for me, under 20 is just plain not happening. And this is probably why I will never be an elite runner (well this and the fact that I just wasn't born to be an elite runner). I don't know what I'd do if I lived somewhere where it was REALLY cold.....I guess I probably wouldn't be a runner. When the weather is such that it makes it uncomfortable to run then it isn't enjoyable to me anymore and if I'm not enjoying myself then I really don't see the point in doing it. I'm not out here to win any competitions, I'm out here to stay healthy and to have fun. Almost getting frostbite is not fun and almost dying of a heat stroke is also not fun.

So have fun this weekend....I'll see you guys when it warms up a bit!

1 comment:

Paul said...

When I am out in bad weather I tell myself that I am the only one crazy enough to be out so I am the only one getting faster. I have a slight (OK not so slight) competitive side so that works for me.