A combo of recently cold weather, combined with more treadmill running than usual, and a lack of light have gotten me a little down lately.
Seasonal depression? Yup, I think I have a little bit of it.
The good news is that in only TWO more days:
-Winter is “officially” starting…why am I psyched about this??
-The days start to get longer (those minutes add up, let me tell ya)
– I will be on vaca until January 2nd!
Vaca means lots of family time, and also DAYLIGHT running time! I don’t care HOW cold it is- I will be getting my butt out that door and running OUTSIDE. EVERY DAY.
As I was stuck in traffic today, I happened to glance over and see the temperature:
(yes, that DOES say 0) THERE ARE NO DEGREES TODAY!!!
So needless to say– although I’m not exactly in a running rut- I am definitely in a motivation standoff. I miss my days of being able to choose if I wanted to treadmill it or not. The Power of Choice is really not given enough credit 😉
I’m doing all of my treadmill tricks, some that I learned from others, and it’s getting me through. But it’s not the same as when I once bounded oh-so-excitedly out of bed to start my day off with a morning run while watching the sun come up.
Today, I ran on my treadmill…there were STILL no sidewalks..or much roads…and in this situation- you have to stop and say to yourself ” Hey! Being road kill is NOT cool”
Miles 1-5…awful…40 minutes total. I don’t want to run. Why is it dark out? Can I rewind to like July right now? Please???
Miles 6-7:14:43 a little pep.. But nothing to write home about.
At this point, I had to shut my kindle book off. I made myself a playlist instead:
So, this is the moral of my story:
-I began my day unmotivated.
-I didn’t really WANT to run
But I did
And I did pretty good….10 miles? Yes, please and thank you.
Some miles were very slow…some were fast. I feel GREAT that it’s DONE. 😏
I know winter isn’t forever. I know it will fade. Maybe THAT thought alone can carry its power until spring/summer??
We shall see 🙂
Run Free, Run Strong!
The Girl Who Ran Everywhere