Hello All! How are you enjoying the weather where you are? Here it’s raining. Proper raining. Wakes you up in the middle of the night raining. But it’s ok, because we bought ourselves an exercise bike.
I love rain. I really love rain. I love rain so much I could move to England. Except that their rain is not the rain I love, theirs is more drizzle than drench. I love nothing more than sitting on the couch with a cup of tea or hot chocolate when it’s raining. It brings me happiness on the inside to hear the rain on a tin roof, and to feel all warm and dry on my couch inside the house. I even love going outside in the rain, not to exercise, that’s boring. No, I love going out in the rain to just go about my business, because I love the feeling when you get home and peel off your wet clothes so you can climb into some nice dry clothes.
I really love rain. I hate exercising in the rain. I get distracted and bored and then I crave going home and getting warm and dry, and then I generally just give up and go home to get warm and dry. BUT IT’S ALL OK! Because we bought an exercise bike. Boyfriend and I have wanted to get an exercise bike since we moved here over a year ago, and somehow it got lost below all of the higher priority items we needed to buy, like the washing machine, the microwave, the mattress… You know, all the stuff that you need to make life easier so that you actually have time to exercise.
So we finally managed it. We jumped online and ordered an exercise bike, one of those ones with the spinning wheel at the front, which I think makes it a spin bike. I don’t know these things. I don’t do that “Gym” thing. We got it delivered to our front door, because we don’t do that “Car” thing (I ride a scooter, Boyfriend rides a motorbike). And it arrived, and Boyfriend put on his handyman pants and built it, and then I discovered the joy of riding the exercise bike in front of the telly. It’s brilliant, because I don’t get ten minutes in and start thinking about what else I should be doing, I’m so distracted by the telly that I just keep riding until whatever I’m watching has finished.
What about you? How do you exercise when it’s miserable outside? Do you love the rain?