Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cold Weather

Oregon's Willamette Valley maintains a fairly mild average temperature during the winter, but during times when there is an inversion present (warm air aloft, cold air below), the wind sheltered areas can drop well below freezing at night. This makes early morning walks or runs a bit of a challenge.


This morning it is 22 degrees Fahrenheit (or -5 Celcius, for those north of the 49th). I don't like going out to exercise in that weather, but I have Under Armour ColdGear, and the skies are clear, so I really can't start making excuses on a day like this. At least the fog hasn't set in yet. Let's git-r-done!

Does anyone have any cold weather exercise tips they'd like to share? (comment below)

On a side note, I have to say that I am pretty excited after this morning's weigh-in (if I was in California, I would be 'stoked'!). I have not weighed myself in almost a month, and have not really stuck to my diet/exercise plan 100%. With the combination of going on a family vacation and getting a minor head-cold, I went through a 2-week period where I only ran once. I also ate a few things I normally wouldn't have while on vacation.

So I am especially happy to report that I weighed in at 181 lbs. this morning! That is over 1-lb. lighter than my last weigh-in 3+ weeks ago -- I was fully expecting to have gained weight since last time. If I can maintain similar fitness performance over entire winter, I will be thrilled come spring.