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3RDTIMEISACHARM SparkPoints: (0)
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7/24/12 12:33 P

Also from the NW and just started walking to the gym/pool just over a mile away and with fall approaching I am planning ahead, actually called mom and requested a HUGE umbrella for my birthday...getting up at 6 am and hauling myself to the pool in the dark, cold, wet...I want a giant umbrella...but ain't nothing stopping me!

Edited by: 3RDTIMEISACHARM at: 7/24/2012 (12:34)
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KEELYME Posts: 1,157
7/24/12 11:44 A

The rain and snow don't really bother me. What I can't stand is excessive heat. But my gym membership helps to prevent the heat, snow, rain and dark of night from keeping me from my workouts.

GINNABOOTS Posts: 7,322
7/24/12 10:02 A

I love to go walking in the rain & running in the snow.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (121,264)
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7/24/12 9:59 A

I've been caught in the rain while running or riding my bike. As others have mentioned, as long as there is no lightning I don't mind. When it's really hot out, I welcome a cooling shower. Of course it gets really steamy when the rain stops.

and I have run a 5k or two in the snow. I've run many in the rain. If I paid for the race, I'm running it! No picking up my t-shirt and leaving. I will admit I've been tempted...but I persevered and ran in the snow.

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FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,113
7/24/12 9:45 A

I can't take humidity anymore. That being said i brave it each and every time to get my workout in. I walk most days at lunch and on the weekends.

Rain and snow don't bother me. Lightning does though.

Life is not waiting for the storms to's learning to dance in the rain.

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TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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7/24/12 9:33 A

I'm an exercise wimp - really hate to sweat so work out in my basement where it is at least always cool.

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TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,201
7/24/12 8:26 A

why would anyone want to run or walk in the rain or snow ?...There are so many ways to exercise if the weather is bad...

OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (173,248)
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7/24/12 8:25 A

I would in the rain, but probably not snow. I hate snow.

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
7/22/12 8:33 P

I'm also from the Pacific NW, so used to rain (and even shoveling snow) but on the whole I prefer to workout indoors, unless we're talking some heavy duty work in the garden. :)

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7/22/12 8:00 P

I workout 5-6 days a week at least one hour. I hate every minute of it, but feel great after I'm done. It just is part of my routine

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7/22/12 6:31 P

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PENNYPACKER3 SparkPoints: (16,915)
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7/22/12 5:13 P

Super hot humidity is not for me for outdoors, but i got plenty to play with inside.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 10,278
7/22/12 4:42 P

I'm from the Northwest so the rain doesn't hinder me from getting out and moving.

ROADRUNNER201 Posts: 623
7/22/12 4:07 P

I've worked out in the rain, but I am way too much of a wimp about cold. Not to mention that I am very uncoordinated and would probably break my head. I will be hitting the gym more when it's snowy here.

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MLAN613 SparkPoints: (213,920)
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7/22/12 3:03 P

I don't particularly enjoy being while fully clothed. However, I have been caught in the rain a few times when running. I just try to do something inside if I know it's raining.

And I live in Minnesota and we have snow. I go running outside in the winter but I make sure to dress appropriately. I have even run a Thanksgiving Day 10k the day after a major snowstorm.

DELRIO1 Posts: 5,721
7/22/12 8:13 A

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,642
7/21/12 10:19 P

If I avoided snow, I would not be able to be outside for months at a time!
Rain and snow should not be used as excuses.

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REBCCA SparkPoints: (315,807)
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7/21/12 10:15 P

I get energy and feelings of well being from exercise so use the gear available to exercise in various weather conditions.

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7/21/12 9:33 P


MISSKELEBEK SparkPoints: (39,967)
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7/21/12 8:48 P

I don't mind the rain, the last two mornings it was raining when I went for my walk however once it gets cold and if we get snow I may go to the mall and join the walking program.

MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (65,751)
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7/21/12 8:15 P

I would either go to the gym or work out at home. No need to be a hero.

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7/21/12 5:13 P

I work out at home, partly so that I can't use the weather as an excuse to skip one.

PENNYPACKER3 SparkPoints: (16,915)
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7/21/12 5:04 P

I will shovel snow and walk.
Rain is OK if it isn't a really cold hard rain or t-storm.

7/21/12 4:41 P

When I use to do cardio outside I totally did it in the raoin or snow but not when lightning was seen. I just ain't that kwazy!

LISALEIGH103 SparkPoints: (23,450)
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7/21/12 3:21 P

who feels motivated enough to workout even in the rain or snow?

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