How good, or bad, the weather is has a direct impact on how much outdoors physical exercise I want to do.
If it’s cold, damp and grey I’m highly unlikely to want to get off my ass and walk or cycle.
But if the weather is pleasant then it’s a hell of a lot easier.
Walking from in and out of the office, for example, is a relatively easy way to get myself a few thousand steps towards my daily goal. Cycling might not help with my “step count”, but it definitely contributes to my overall calorie burn.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been making a conscious effort to either walk or cycle in and out of the office. When the weather is bad I have my cycling jacket which keeps me relatively dry!
As we head into the Irish “summer” I’m hoping to increase my level of physical activity and get back to cycling longer distances. Seeing some of my friends clocking up hundreds of kilometres per week is helping motivate me a bit, though at the same time it’s a little depressing 🙂