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Running in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, January 03, 2015

I woke up very early today, for a Saturday, and was unable to get back to sleep, so I got up. It was still very dark and the forecast called for snow/rain/freezing rain. I did some chores and as it got light, I checked out the weather. No snow yet, but my phone said it was 27 degrees. Brrr.... still waiting for the snow so I had an excuse to NOT go outside in it. Well it didn't snow so I put on my underarmour, earmuffs, gloves, and my trusty Garmin Forerunner and off I went. I'm doing four miles now when I have a day off work since I have the time, and I was really pleased with how I felt. I have been running the entire way OUT from my house (slight downgrade), then walk/running the way back (slight upgrade). I only wanted to die once I think. I warmed right up about 10 minutes in, and ended up taking my gloves and earmuffs off because I was too warm.

I guess my rambling point is this: I really don't like to exercise. I don't like going outside in the cold. But I never regret it. I need to hold onto that feeling to get me out there when I really do not want to go.

It's already a good day, simply because I sucked it up and went outside for an hour.
emoticon oh and it's snowing now.
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  • CMCDONNA
    Ha Regina, I can usually find any excuse as well! Thanks for the encouraging words from Alex and Stormwatcher as well! I'm getting ready to go out again today (although it's warmer today!).
    2253 days ago
  • ALEX_V
    It's a rare occasion when I actually WANT to exercise, but it is always worth it. I have never finished a workout and thought, "Gee, I wish I hadn't done that."

    Good for you for committing to your health! And I have to admit, I chuckled when I read your line, "I only wanted to die once." Very similar to how I feel when exercising, haha.

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    2254 days ago
  • STORMWATCHER3
    emoticon emoticon I hate being outside in the cold but like you, I suck it up to get my daily three miles done. I guess the weather you had is headed my way because our forecast for today calls for 2-4 inches of snow then ice, freezing rain then all rain.

    I did my three miles for today! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2254 days ago
  • no profile photo REGINAROLLINS
    Oh I would have found some excuse not to go out-hangnail or something(LOL). I hate cold weather-but you stuck it out, you go GIRL, proud of you!!!!!!
    2254 days ago
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