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soul sucking snow

Ok yes maybe the Headline is a little dramatic but I never claimed to not be a dramatic person. I am having such a hard time staying motivated to run during the winter. Nowwith all the snow we got I'm not even a little excited to run at all. I seriously love running. I feel like a huge part of me is missing when I dont run.  Im not a fan of the cold. My buddies at work have really been keeping me motivated because the three of us decided to sign up for a 50 miler in May so we needed to start a training schedule right away. The weekday runs have not really been an issue they mostly consist of 4-6 mile distances so far. Its the weekend runs that are really high already at weeks 4 & 5 that have me feeling a little bummed. I was supposed to do 20 miles on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. I got in 10 miles on my friends treadmill on Saturday and it was a tough 10. Ok let me back up a little bit. On Friday I came home from work with a tickle in my throat which made me think I was coming down with something so I pulled out all of my essential oils! Friday night I went to an amazing yoga class in Wilmington and I felt great. While in the yoga class the snow started to fall. The drive home from yoga wasnt the best but thankfully it was late and there was not much traffic. We woke up to about 15 inches of snow on Saturday morning and it was still going pretty strong. I had my husband take me to my friends so I could run. My husband told me how nuts I was that I made everyone leave the house in a blizzard so I could run. I really did not see any issue with this idea at all haha. Is he right am I nuts? Anyway I went to my buddies ran on his treadmill in his cool ass home gym and I was struggling. My pace is so slow on a treadmill and that is a big kick in the ego for me so that is reason number 1 I don't like the treadmill. Reason number two I dont like treadmill running is that it would take so long to run 20 miles on there so I did 10. When I got home I felt like crap I was still oiling up but the cough and congestion were getting worse. I started to feel better on Sunday around 3 and really wanted to get out and run but the now 22 inches of snow and the cold I had kept me inside. It was probably a smart call to say inside but I have a hard time not beating myself up when I miss a schedule training run. I need to get better with that. Im sure many people miss training runs. I need some feed back from other people that following training schedules. How nuts do you get when you miss a run? Do you beat yourself up over it or just try and keep on hitting the next scheduled run? Do you like running in the snow? I honestly dont mind the snow so much as the ice. I really do not want to fall and injure myself and then be out of commission. I just googled how many days until spring at its 52. I think I may survive. The race is in 107 days I just looked that up too. That gives me hope!


I was told last week that my office is relocating me temporally so now I will not have my running buddies to tell me to get my gear on get my butt outside. Its going to be really hard without them. The one actually doesn't even work with anymore either but he is still close by and we were able to meet him while out on our lunch runs. I really need to stay on track!! Im running today, Lots of the snow has melted so hopefully the sidewalks and paths are good to go.




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  1. Im happy to report my run today was amazing. I had to make a small detour due to an oil spill clean up crew but the snow was melted off the path the sun was shinning and I felt great!

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