|Weather, Emotions and Running
||[Feb. 13th, 2004|01:48 am]
It was cold and wet during my last work out. This would stop a lot of people from going out (as I noticed while I was out there). The thing about cold weather is that, to a certain degree, you don't feel the cold after you start working out. I completely understand people living in northern or midwestern states not wanting to go out in sub-freezing temps especially when snow and ice are involved. I live in west Texas at the very edge of the Chihuahua desert. The weather may be nasty sometimes but it is usually still ok for outdoor activity. I'm bringing this up because there is a winter storm headed my way at this very minute. I don't have the proper clothing to go out in full-on rain but I can handle drizzle. I'm really committed to my running program. I'm afraid if I stop or miss a day that I won't start back up again. I need to keep that momentum going. I'm really, really hoping that tomorrow will be a running friendly day. I'm concerned about being in good shape before the 100+ degree temps of the summer start. So, with that goal in mind I can't stop now just for a little 30 degree chill.
I realized sitting here that a lot of my disappointment and irritation over the past week that has been seeping into my feelings about working-out are probably due to my hormones. I'm not used to having PMS or any "cycle" related bitchiness since it has been so long. And as far as "regular" periods are concerned...I think you're right, Jennifer. Most women aren't as by-the-calendar as the medical field would like us to believe. My biggest concern with missing a period for so long is that it can increase risks of reproductive organ cancer. Anyhow, it is kind of nice to be reminded of what it feels like to be a "real woman" (ie hormonal bitch from hell) .