Hell no, not gonna run in that!
Most people I work with know I run in the mornings. Some days, when the weather is pretty terrible, at least one or two of my co-workers ask, "Do you run in this!?"
The answer varies!
Let me fill you in on what sorts of weather I will/will not run in.
I will NOT run in:
Lightening. I don't even like being INSIDE when there is lightening, let alone outside!
Ice/sleet/freezing rain/slippy snow. In short, I don't want to fall and I will not risk it!
Wind advisories with gusts over 20mph. This includes tornado warnings. I know, that sound obvious, but runners are crazy so I feel the need to clarify!
I WILL run in:
Freezing bitter cold temps. I have really warm clothes.
Rain. I can suck it up for a 45 minute run.
Extremely hot conditions. I take precautions, but I'll do it.
Note: Just because I WILL run in less than favorable conditions doesn't mean I ALWAYS do. There are some days I just don't feel like braving the cold or weathering the rain. If I don't feel like it, I don't do it. I'll stay inside and lift that day!
A note on winter planning: I look at the weather for the week ahead and plan my lifting days for the two coldest mornings of the week.
Did I miss something?
What will you/won't you run in?