George Hincapie said, “Enduring those cold and rainy training days, are the days that get you to your goal.” I love George Hincapie! If you don’t know who George is, Google him.
My clients like to ask, “what if it rains?” “Will we still workout?” My reply goes something like this: Ahhhh YEA!!
Since my business is built on working out, outside and taking advantage of all the fantastic things this fine city has to offer there is always the threat of getting a little wet when the weather turns drippy. For me, nasty weather is an opportunity get creative with my workout or my clients and take advantage of the situation. It’s not ever a worry, it’s a challenge.
Here are my thoughts on the topic of working out, outside in the rain:
- First, what’s the big deal about a little rain? You’re going to sweat anyway when you workout so what’s the dif?
- Most articles on “working out in the rain” suggest that you wear a fancy rain jacket. You can, but I guarantee you’re still gonna get wet. Hot and wet from the inside like a hothouse tomato. I prefer rainwater to the self-basting method myself.
- It’s cold you say? Not if you don’t stop moving. The key to working out in rain or cold weather is to keep moving!
- Seriously, you are not going to get sick from working out in the rain! If you’re healthy enough to workout in the first place, you will not get sick! Ask your doctor if you don’t believe me.
- Worried you might slip and fall? Well, you may, if you choose to run cement stairs. Answer… run at the beach in the sand! No beach available, find a dirt trail or grass to workout on. Use your head!
Remember, the rain almost always looks much worse from the comfort of your warm cozy house. Once you’re out there, it’s surprising just how refreshing a little rain can be.
So, the next time it rains, suck it up and head out for a jog, run, ride or a little circuit work. Keep moving for as long as you can stand, or need to. When you get home take off your wet cloths, take a hot shower, stretch, and then brag on Facebook that you’ve just worked out in a torrential storm while your pals were at home snug, chubby and chicken.
See you out there!
P.s. Wear a hat in strong rain; it keeps the rain from poking you in the eye. ;)