Tuesday, January 22, 2013
My goal this year is to increase my distance running. I even found a trail that perfectly suits my needs. It’s a 25 miles drive, but out here in the country that’s practically next door. The plan was to run there every week or two.
A week ago the temperature reached 70* while I was out on the trail with unfortunate results. I described it here. “Seeking a distance run”
Today it’s 18* and according to the forecast it may not get above freezing all day. I own a lot of layers, but I’m not ready for that.
I’m like “Goldilocks.” I don’t like it too hot or too cold.
I also do not like to run in the rain
or in the wind
or when the pollen count is high.
Now I sound like Dr. Seuss.
Unlike Goldilocks, I rarely find conditions “just right.” If I wait for that, I’ll never get off the couch. The gym is an alternative. I run on the tm all the time, but usually never more than 4-5 miles. Last Saturday I hung in there for 6.25 miles. That took some determination.
I admire those of you who live in less temperate climates and get out there anyway.
As for me, I’ll either have to learn to like distance treadmill or hope for an early spring.