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Do You Exercise When It's Cold Out?

Do You Exercise Outdoors When It's Cold Outside?

Things are starting to get a little chilly this week, especially with the end of Daylight Saving in full effect. Living in San Francisco, it never comes close to the kind of temperatures felt on the East Coast, but it's still enough to drive me indoors. (Go easy on me — I'm from Hawaii!) During the Fall and Winter, I tend to bike and climb outside less, while upping the number of nights I go to the gym or yoga studio.

How about you? When temperatures drop, do you bring your workouts indoors, or do you like the sight of your own breath?

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SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 6 years
Wow stellaRuby that's... really depressing. I would've chosen a 3rd option; I work out a lot less outdoors than I normally do. I hate that frozen effect on my ears, nose and face after I've been running outside, and breathing the cold air. Every winter one knee starts getting sore from all the time spent on a treadmill, so that's when I force myself to run outside. (as long as there's not snow or ice on the ground, of course.. that's just dangerous)
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 6 years
Wow stellaRuby that's... really depressing.I would've chosen a 3rd option; I work out a lot less outdoors than I normally do. I hate that frozen effect on my ears, nose and face after I've been running outside, and breathing the cold air. Every winter one knee starts getting sore from all the time spent on a treadmill, so that's when I force myself to run outside. (as long as there's not snow or ice on the ground, of course.. that's just dangerous)
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I generally work out indoors, but when it's cold out, I still get out and walk my dog a couple of miles. I have to be careful though--it can get icy out there and I do NOT want to fall on my butt!
amber512 amber512 6 years
Depends on how "cold" it is.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Depends on how "cold" it is.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
YES, That is my favourite time to exercise! My entire Christmas list is cold weather running gear.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
It depends on just how cold it gets. Below 20 and I'm inside.
outstripped outstripped 6 years
As soon as the temp drops below freezing, I move indoors!
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