Well if you haven’t heard, the DC area is getting hit hard this weekend with a blizzard. I’m actually pretty excited about the thought of all this snow as it reminds me of my Boston days. DC however, isn’t exactly known for how well they handle weather situations so much remains to be seen. Since today is “Free Friday” – as well as next week – with Courtney and Cynthia, I thought I’d share how this runner is preparing for the blizzard!
ONE: Charge all the things! Whether inside or out, power or no power I’ll need to be prepared, fully charged (and back up charged for emergencies!).
TWO: Carb loading. While I’m hoping that we don’t lose power at all this weekend it makes sense to have some sustenance at the ready that doesn’t require cooking or heating up. While running errands I walked past Panera Bread and decided to grab some of their yummy bagels. Then I came home and cooked a box of whole wheat pasta, tossed in some veggies and made a quick pasta salad.
THREE: Post run (or missed run) recovery. Stocking up on the essentials, amiright?
FOUR: Famous Footwear. I’m only in the first week of my new half training plan and don’t have a lot of miles on tap this weekend so it is highly unlikely I will take it to the streets. However, I did dig my Asics Trail Running shoes out of the closet. Always be prepared. 😉
FIVE: Lastly and most importantly is don’t try to be a hero. We runners like to prove we are badasses no matter what the weather. The most efficient thing any runner faced with harsh conditions can do is stay safe. Period. You can have “all the gear” and “none of the fear” but don’t do it for the Insta. If the weather is really bad and you don’t have access to a treadmill – find a workout you can do inside and switch up your plan. There is no race worth braving blizzard conditions. I’m lucky in that I have a fitness center behind my house so my “super hero” status will come from the treadmill. 🙂
Hope everyone stays safe and warm!! How’s the weather where you are? Fellow runners, how do you handle inclement weather?