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ERICADAWN1986
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1/17/13 10:59 A

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I definitely am not as motivated in the winter to get out the door but once I'm actually outside, I enjoy it. I'm not a huge fan of running alone in the dark so I run with my dog or a friend when I can. I recently signed up for an April Marathon (my first) so that's kicking my butt out the door right now.


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ZENNITH
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1/4/13 4:22 P

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I like to run in the cold too, snowy weather is a favorite, unfortunately where I live is very wet!

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PAPAMIKIE
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1/4/13 3:03 P

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I am fortunate that I enjoy running in the crisp cold. Ice is more of a concern that cold. I have run down to -26C -14F. I also do Tia Chi Chuan and Qigong, which can be done in doors if necessary.

My biggest issue lately has been personal demands that have take many extra hours.



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DAVIDINOHIO
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1/1/13 5:31 P

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I found a Sole treadmill on craigslist for a decent price. I really hate treadmill running, but it is nice to have an option in the winter. I enjoy running outside in the winter sometimes, however I usually don't because I live in the country and there are no sidewalks unless I drive somewhere to run. So usually, I get a movie off of Netflix and run on the TM.

As for motivation, we are planning another summer vacation to the beach, so I'm trying to keep my focus on losing weight so I don't mind taking my shirt off in public LOL

And PS- thanks ZENNITH for stepping up to be the team leader!

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ZENNITH
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12/31/12 4:42 A

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SARBEAR126 you are so lucky to have the treadmil option! I actually quite like running in the snow, but snow is a novelty where I live and just a sprinnkling will have the whole country at a standstill! The last few weeks have been nothing but rain, although I have waterproofs I still end up with wet trainers that take a couple of days to dry out. I'm trying to find a Gore-tex pair again but by the time I find them winter will have probably passed. At least they will be of use next winter :-)

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SARBEAR126
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12/31/12 1:27 A

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I was able to push through the cold and dark in early December, but the latest snow (actually sticking to the ground) and ice has moved me to the treadmill. It's sure not the same as outdoor running, but I'm hoping a few days above 32 degrees will make for clean sidewalks and side-roads again!

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I k now I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein


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12/1/12 11:53 A

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The winter is always the hardest for me. I have had the same pattern for years....workout all summer, then quit and ruin all the progress I made in the winter. It's a vicious cycle that I'm struggling to break.

So far this season I have lost some motivation (basically not wanting to run in the cold and dark) but I have not quit. I have to admit that I am really struggling but at least I have recognized a pattern in me and am trying to make a change.

The holidays are tough. Especially with all that wonderful food just being passed around lol.



ZENNITH
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11/30/12 12:05 P

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Just wondering how everyone's motivation is with the cold weather and nights drawing in early.

My motivation has waned lately but for different reasons, the winter makes it that bit harder to get going again though! I'm hoping for a good run tomorrow morning....

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