Motivated? Well Kind Of...
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
My last two runs were amazingly awesome. I made it through W5D3 and a 20 minute straight run and on Monday was great since I was able to start working on my different paces. I have also officially signed up for my first 5K. It is on the 27th so I will have just finished the program but I'm not worried about it I'm sure I can do it even if I don't get a great time. Finishing is what's important. I'm totally excited about it and can't wait.
So why am I only kind of motivated? The weather! I live in Texas for a reason and that reason is I don't like the cold! It is seriously cold for Austin standards and that wind cuts through all the layers like a sword!! My run days are Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays which means tomorrow when we have a high of 20 with a wind chill making it feel like 5 degrees I'm supposed to be out running. I do not want to miss out on my run. I love running and I know I will feel lost if I don't run tomorrow besides I officially have a race to train for. Ugh but it's going to be so cold.
It wouldn't be that bad if it wasn't going to be windy but it is and so I'm worried. I guess I'll have to dress in layers and warm up real well before I leave.
So all of you who live in always cold places how do you stay motivated? How do you keep to a schedule and go on runs when it's zero degrees outside? What about my fellow Texans do you still venture outside when the weather gets like this?