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All that being said, that's not why I'm here .. I got to thinking this morning, if I'm having trouble getting out of bed and getting moving now, what am I going to be like when it is really cold and dark outside in the mornings? Then I ventured into the why I don't like running in winter thoughts .. so I am going to share them.
Firstly, I would like to add a disclaimer .. these are coming from someone who lives in a sub tropical climate, where it does not snow, however would still prefer to hibernate during winter ...
Here they are ...
- it's cold outside in the mornings
- it's dark in the mornings
- it's much nicer in bed under the covers
- it takes longer to warm up
- the cold air hurts your nose and lungs when you run
- sometimes you just can't warm your hands up and they stay cold
- it's cold and dark outside in the mornings .. oops, did I already say that?
Being a generally positive person, I like to try to finish on a positive note .. so I'll now list some points that I thought of that I liked about winter ...
- you don't get as hot and sweaty during or after your run
- you can run after 9am and not roast in the hot sun
- you don't get such a bad running shorts tan .. which I kind of want instead of the sickly pale skin after winter
- the Gold Coast Marathon is on during winter and it is here I will achieve my 2011 goal of running the half in under 2 hours
- I get a brief holiday to the Gold Coast ... to run for 2 hours .. oh well, it's a holiday!
- I can curl up in a blanket in front of the TV with a hot chocolate
- long, hot showers are much more enjoyable
What do you do to motivate yourself to run outdoors in winter?
Stay strong, stay focused!
Fit Mum x