It's finally starting to feel a little like winter in our neck-o-the-woods. Surely you've all tasted the frosty-morning/evening-bite that the bay breeze has been bringing.
This is a good thing! True fitness is not something that can only be expressed in climate controlled comfort. Exposing yourself to something as simple as a temperature change can add a little extra something to your workouts (spice?). Mentally, it is good to know that you are good to go regardless of the environment you find yourself in. The fortitude developed and required by showing up in the dark and cold at the beginning/end of your day is just as important as the physical improvements your workout will bring. Just make sure to layer-up so you can get warm initially (don't worry, we'll help you with that). Self improvement is rarely comfortable anyway, so the cold ain't no thing.
"But what is best in life?"
"The open elliptical, four-minute abs, cable-cross-overs at your wrists, and the air conditioning in your hair"
"WRONG! Kelly! What is best in life?
"To Crush your PRs, regardless of climate, and hear the lamentations created by your contrast shower".
"That is good! That is good!!"
Besides, it's easier showing up knowing that all your comrades-at-arms will be there too...
-Adrian 'All-Day' Bozman
PS let's make sure to put the plates back a little nicer...stack similar weights on top of each other to avoid the leaning tower of rubber pictured below!