Sunday, February 5, 2012

Record snow!

Record snowstorm totals for Boulder from one storm for the month of February. Sure puts the ka-bosh on cycling when the main roads have 20 inches of snow on them. Either way it allows one to focus on getting in the pool if you're a triathlete & warm weather bug. Bike trainers can be miserably boring but a great boost to cycling with no downhills to coast on & having to continuously pedal.

If you're just getting into the sport of triathlon, now is the time to get all those equipment "things" taken care of. Now is the time for a new bike, shoes & taking care of what you have to eventually take care of anyhow. Bad weather outside can mean good times for taking up a new winter sport such as nordic skiing if you are in snow pelted areas of the world. There are also indoor strength improvement opportunities as well during this time. Just because precipitation is coming down does not mean you have to be inactive & "couch it" as we like to say. Get those rainy day activities done so when the sun comes out, you too can be out there without a huge laundry list of items. Time crunched athletes can open up some time by tasking out 1 or 2 things you MUST get done a day. We all procrastinate--so committing to getting 1 or 2 things done can really make you feel productive.

One of those things I have saved for a snowy/rainy day is a blog entry. So here it is with suggestions on what to do during stormy weather. Of course, there is nothing wrong with taking some time to watch the 2012 Super Bowl! However, you still can get those 1-2 things to do items off your list & possibly burn off some of those buffalo wings with some exercise.