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Damn you, weather! Damn you Garmin

yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
Cursing badly at the moment. It's storming, and horizontal rain, and hail. And basically just being horrid weather. I found out that I apparently like the challenges Garmin gives me. Thanks to weather I missed out on the 300k steps in a month challenges three times already despite very long hikes. This coming weekend there's a 40k cycling challenge and a walking challenge. And the weather likely won't improve. Then the weekend after running 10k. I'm not quite there yet at the moment, but could get there, given good weather. Besides, I just upgraded my train ticket to include cheaper weekday offpeak rides, and the weather is so *kitten* that I won't be going anywhere.

Not looking for advice, only venting. Unless you're able to fix the weather for me :D I might do some yoga or strength session tonight, and take it from there.

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  • skinnyrev2bskinnyrev2b Member Posts: 370 Member Member Posts: 370 Member
    Pants!
    Rant away!
    It's *kitten* here too, but I've got so many bits and pieces to drop around the villages I'm gonna have to brave it anyway.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    Aww, poor you!
    I just went out because I had to. Just 1.6km walking to a shop, the post office and back. Basically, I got totally soaked and a big piece of tree blown against my legs. Mind you, now that I'm back inside the sun came out. Likely for just a few minutes though.

    On the other hand, the weather has been so cold and poor for most of the year that my annual pollen allergy was nearly absent, and the bane of this region, oak processionary caterpillars might only make a moderate appearance as well.
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Member, Premium Posts: 2,744 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,744 Member
    @yiara : I have diversified to swim, ride, and run. Also, SUP, kayak, hike, rollerblade. I'll toss a few weights now and again, but I've gotten really bored of it.

    I don't mind running or hiking in a little rain, but there are limits! I never intentionally cycle in the rain.

    I have an indoor bike option at home and the pool is open when it's raining (closes with lightening, oddly, although it's covered).

    My corporate gym just opened, but the spring season is upon us and I may not go until fall!

    Sooooooo, it's up to all us exercisers to find some reliable way to exercise on rainy days.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    Oh yeah, @Jthanmyfitnesspal I did the recommended routine on Reddit today. I certainly don't have space for any sports equipment other than a floormat, and pools are closed but there are things I can do with *kitten* weather. Like bodyweight exercises. Or just sitting behind the computer and enjoying life. Just tried to get my 10k steps in, and got thoroughly soaked. Meh, I should not have.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 10,266 Member Member Posts: 10,266 Member
    Sounds like those challenges are motivating you. 🙂
  • RunsWithBeesRunsWithBees Member Posts: 1,426 Member Member Posts: 1,426 Member
    Come visit Northern California! :D it’s been in the 90’s (Fahrenheit) for the past week and no end in sight. It is DRY DRY DRY so it’s basically fire season all year round at this point :( some rain, ANY rain here would be extremely welcome!!! :#
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    Sounds like those challenges are motivating you. 🙂

    Yes, mildly. They just add the tiny push on those days where I'm undecided between lazy and doing something. Weather is still *kitten* though. Woke up to sunshine, half an hour later it's pouring down again. There's a tiny shower of horizontal rain literally every 30 minutes. Meh!
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    Weather continues being *kitten*. I went out for a little 7.5km walk to work on a treasure hunt thingy with about 25km walking I started a while ago. One more leg of 7.5km or so and I'm done. Oh yes, I did get soaked every few minutes.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,214 Member Member Posts: 6,214 Member
    Talking about Garmin challenges... :D
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