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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)
KEELYME Posts: 1,162
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: 7,471
7/24/12 10:02 A

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

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (165,505)
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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.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,148
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.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,514)
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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.

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
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: (199,842)
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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. :)

TSINCLAIR1965 SparkPoints: (0)
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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

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (525,709)
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7/22/12 6:31 P

+ focus = keys to success.

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: 12,122
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.

MLAN613 Posts: 15,046
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: 5,821
7/22/12 8:13 A

when you're dedicated, you don't take no for an answer, but find another way.

LUANN_IN_PA SparkPoints: (162,014)
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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.

REBCCA SparkPoints: (348,575)
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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.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
7/21/12 9:33 P


MISSKELEBEK SparkPoints: (43,051)
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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: (71,866)
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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.

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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