Wednesday, May 20, 2009

HOT HOT HOT!

Yes, its really that hot here--today anyway. Frost on Sunday and Monday, beach weather today. See why we get so frustrated with the weather here?? Its always on our minds. As athletes, its something we have to take into account every day. I keep thinking of how easy it was in Mexico this past winter, just to get up, get dressed in shorts, and go run. And later go for a swim in the Carribbean. We're lucky if its warm enough in Lake Michigan to swim in July! And I know some of you others in the north and my Canadian friends have the same problem. Does it make us better athletes? Maybe tougher, not sure how much better.

Personally, if I could ride or run whenever I wanted, or almost whenever, I think I would be a better athlete. Not having to stay inside in the winter (I know that's a choice I make, but I'm pretty sure a lot of us northerners spend at least some time inside), I'm pretty sure my biking skills would be far better with a little more continuity throughout the year.

So let's get on with the training! It looks like we are actually going to get a decent weekend here and I for one intend to get some serious riding in! Good luck to all those racing! Hope you get great weather and have great races too!

6 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Enjoy the weather!!

Lily on the Road said...

Right on, I concur and am seriously thinking of moving somewhere warm all year 'round...

Marlene said...

Once again we seem to have the same weather. I could not believe the heat today after some of the freezing temps on the weekend.

I need a thermostat for the outdoors...

I Run for Fun said...

Have a great weekend! Hope the weather cooperates.

bill carter said...

Hi Vickie

Should be a beautiful weekend!

Take care of yourself and I'll just bet that bike will be really moving.

ShirleyPerly said...

Aha, so that's where our warm weather has gone! We have your weather, it seems (well, not quite as it's still in the 7-80's, but quite cooler than usual).

Enjoy your holiday weekend!!