Unfortunately we’ve had some VERY COLD days here in central Iowa lately, but I have decided to make the most of it. With windchill temperatures as low as -24 degrees Fahrenheit last week, going outside just to go to the gym or hot yoga was sometimes a challenge.
Last week was Week #1 of IRONMAN Wisconsin training, so I decided not to let the cold weather stop me from being active and completing my workouts. I just bundled up and went out anyway and then this morning happened…No school due to the EXTREMELY COLD weather (that was actually announced yesterday at about 2 pm). Windchill temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit this morning…WHAT?!?!?!?!? I thought I was living in central Iowa, not Antarctica!!
Well, I am not going to let the cold stop me. I am getting ready to head out the door and go to the gym to complete my swim and strength training session despite the cold temperatures. It is funny…on days when it is very cold outside, we long for warm summer weather, but when we have temperatures with heat indexes exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, we often long for the cold days of winter. Are we ever truly happy with the weather???
Week #1 (Base Training) Totals:
- Swim: 4300 yards
- Bike: 38.3 miles
- Run: 16.5 miles
- Strength Training: 1 hour & 45 minutes
- Hot Yoga: 2 hours & 45 minutes
Feels good to be in the “green” for week #1 of IMWI training!!