I started running in January, 2010. That first winter I was just starting out and I was very happy on my treadmill. I never thought I would run outside. I was going to be strictly an inside runner.
Then the first nice day in March came and I went for a run with my husband, outside. That was wonderful, I was definitely doing that again!
All was great, until October and November came, as they always do, cold and rainy. I was training for a half-marathon, I had to keep running. I even did one of my long runs on the treadmill. I had learned to detest the treadmill.
I made it through the half-marathon in Florida in January, came home and had no pressing reason to run, so I didn’t run. That was a problem, I missed it.
So here I am once again, the cold rainy weather has returned. Somehow I need to keep running. In August I signed up for a 10k race in the beginning of November. That got me running. Gave me a reason to continue to train.
Now I stand in front of my running hurdle, cold weather. I don’t like to be cold. I like to sit in front of the fire with a wool blanket. So how am I going to handle this obstacle.
I need to schedule my runs and I have to run regardless of the weather. This means I either have to brave the weather or learn to enjoy my treadmill again. I don’t think it has to be one or the other. If my scheduled run falls on a sunny day, I will enjoy the outdoors; if the weather is bad, I will take advantage of running indoors. I will remember why I run and will take it any way I can get it.
I just signed up for a 5k race on March 4th. That should be some good incentive. Do you need a goal, join me http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=6690&contentId=20794&vrindex=0
I am determined to run through this winter and I will succeed.