Last Week’s Players: Steve, Kandi, Kim, Kera (if I missed you, let me know and I’ll get you linked in)
Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week. This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish. If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog. Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.
This Weeks Topic: Extreme Weather & Keeping it Fun
This Weeks Question: Do you deal with any types of extreme weather where you live? Heat warnings, a lot of snow, frequent tornados? How do you keep your workouts fresh and fun when you are stuck indoors?
We experience all 4 seasons here in NJ, but there are years you wouldn’t know that since it can go from extreme heat to extreme cold. And of course, the best times to run are Spring and Fall but they come and go too quick!
The only times I do not run outside are in the winter when it is snow/ice or below 30 degrees and in the summer when the heat index is too high. I hate training inside, so it takes a lot to keep me from heading out. The one nice thing (and it is the only one I can think of) about winter training, is that I can sleep in late on weekends and do my runs when it warms up a little. In the summer, I always try to beat the heat by getting up super early.
In my opinion, there is no way to make the treadmill fun…I just have to push through. As for the bike, I hope on the trainer and do so during basketball games or put a movie in to make the time go faster. If you have a way to make the treadmill fun, please share!
Next Weeks Topic: Racing & Vacations
Next Weeks Question: Do you make vacations out of your races when they are far from home?