Baby, It’s COLD Outside!!
So.. I am starting to think that starting half training during the holidays was stupid. A) I am running around doing other stuff and forget to run. B) It’s freaking COLD outside. 20′s!!! Seriously?? I don’t own enough layers to be out running in that. As for that fleece lined running jacket I saw at the Nike outlet and I laughed at… I am really wishing I have that thing right about now.
I also keep trying to figure out the best times to go running. Since John gets off at 4:00, I am trying to wait until then to go, but I am so tired by that time, I don’t feel like going. We all know I’m not a morning person either, but maybe I could wake up at 5:30 and go? But then, it’s even colder!! I am trying to train outside, but I may have to take it indoors for a few weeks. I hate to ask people to watch the girls so I can go run. I feel like I neglect them when I go for a run. Claire starts Little Lambs two days a week in January, so I know I could do it then, but that’s still several weeks away. I want to train properly and it’s already getting off on the wrong foot.
I am getting in a running funk of, “Why do I do this to myself? It’s so cold! It would be so much easier to sit and cuddle with the girls and drink hot chocolate. Who wants to run 13 miles anyway??” I need to snap out of it!! I’ve still got 11 weeks of training!
I am running a race this weekend that is sure to be the coldest run yet… The high is 43 and the low is 21. Fun times.
How do you snap out of the funks and get on with training? I need advice people!!! How do you talk yourself into those runs when you aren’t feeling it?