I am 99% sure that winter is never going to end.
I’ve only been able to run outside a few times in 2014, mostly due to the ice and snow. I am ok with “my hair is going to freeze” temps, but I am not ok with the amount of ice on the ground. A week or two ago I was able to run outside a few times and it was glorious.
AND A HUGE TEASE.
Waking up to another 10-13 inches of snow on Thursday morning was just plain delightful. I forced myself to go to Unite on my snow day, which was awesome. Juliet’s class kicked my butt and made me feel a little better that I ate mostly (fine, only) carbs all day.
For the past two weeks, I’ve hit the gym regularly, which has been great. I just miss the rest of my normally active lifestyle. I walk everywhere, and it’s been next to impossible lately. And that means I’m not outside much, which is not helping my attitude at all. I crave sunshine. It should warm up later this week which means I’ll try to get a run outside in before the next snow, but I also splurged and bought an unlimited month at Unite. It’s a little out of my price range, but it’ll be worth it when the endorphins kick in and I don’t lose it on the next neighbor who doesn’t shovel or salt.
Luckily, my first race of 2014 is only a 5 miler, which the treadmill runs at Unite should have me ready for! It won’t be super fast, but it won’t be the worst experience of my life.
How is winter going for you? Has your training been derailed by the Snowpocolypse?