Go with the flow…

When it comes to endurance training, sometimes things just don’t go as planned.  One of the biggest complications: the weather.

This summer, the weather in the Disco has not been kind to those of us with outdoor workout intentions.  After 2 weeks of pretty consistent 100+ degree temps, this past week has brought all sorts of surprise unpredictable storms into my life.  On Tuesday on the way home from working out with Cali, I ended up in a torrential downpour…just walking the 3 blocks from the metro to home got me totally drenched, freezing, and begging for for flannel pjs and hot cocoa.  Or some weather-controlling mutant powers.

If only our storms were this pretty.

I’m a bit OCD about this training thing (ya think?), so I tend to get pretty flustered when I the weather interferes with my perfectly orchestrated plans.  This morning was no exception.  My sis-in-law and her fam are spending a little vacay in the Disco, so I had planned to get in my long ride and brick run first thing this morning before spending the day entertaining the little balls of energy that are our nephews.  But mother nature must have had other plans for me.  Just as I was preparing my pre-ride peanut butter concoction, I looked out the window to see…another downpour.  And a forecast to remain cloudy/rainy all morning.  BUM. MER.

Luckily, I have some flexibility with my time this weekend, so I can do my long run this morning and my ride tomorrow.  It’s much easier and less dangerous to run in the rain than it is to ride, and in fact I rather enjoy a good soggy run every now and then.

NBD for this weekend.  But the next couple weeks we’re pretty tightly scheduled on weekend activities and travel, so it’s going to be much harder to go with the flow when weather-related difficulties get in the way of my obsessively engineered plans.  I’d better be channeling one of my go to karaoke inspirations for positivity…

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How do you deal with weather-related training interruptions?

If you had an X-Men style special ability, what would it be?

What’s your favorite karaoke song?

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