For the first time in maybe two years, I have a gym membership again. I broke down. I couldn't take it anymore. I hate Colorado weather right now. Sure, this is coming from someone who moved up from Texas, but as a runner, the weather is driving me nuts.
Last Monday I lost the chance to meet up with a running group in town because of thunderstorms, and yesterday I lost the chance to run again because of storms. Ever since we hit May, the weather has been all over the place each day. It starts out chilly, then the morning weather looks perfect, with no precipitation on my weather app, and then storms roll in during the afternoon. I thought I had a window of opportunity when I was driving home yesterday since the storms were sticking to Boulder, but it was raining when I got home. Grrr! I might be able to handle rain if it starts during a run, but I'm toast if it's already raining.
So, I've had it. I can't miss this many runs during my taper, and yes, I know part of me is being paranoid. I wanted to do 3.5ish yesterday, and I ended up doing 0. It's hard for me to figure this weather out since May in Texas means the last gasp of nice temps until maybe Halloween. No rain, and certainly no snow... we're supposed to get snow Thursday night into Friday. Yup, I'm losing my cool. I may have done 5 miles for the second time last Tuesday, but I'm losing my mind during this short taper period.
So now I have a gym membership. With the weather coming in this week, I can use the treadmill, which is better than nothing, and I have a free personal training session. I don't know if I'll go beyond the one session, but I have the summer to decide.
Coaches' Corner with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs.