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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. emoticon 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?
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    I'm with you on the cold. The wind gusts are still 20 mph here. If you do decide to run please be very careful. One day of changing really won't hurt anything but falling or tearing something because you're too cold can do serious damage.

    3004 days ago
    Yay for great runs! I hear you. I live in California for a reason too! :) Of course, I have yet to run outdoors....I want to build up on the treadmill it's dark right now after I get home from work - my normal gym time. I can't wait for it to be light still after work so we can run while my son rides his bike.
    Congrats on the 5k too! My first one will probably be in late April or early May. I'm not sure which one I want to do first yet.
    Keep it up girlie! You're doing awesome!!
    3005 days ago
    I can barely even make it to the gym in this cold weather let alone actually do something outside! I think the wind is way too strong for a run though. Perhaps you can do stuff inside like jumping jacks, leg step ups, butt kicks, high kicks, etc that'll improve your running??
    3005 days ago
    Congrats on signing up for your race. When it's this cold out you might want to re-think going out tomorrow. The cold can do bad things to your muscles. I don't want you to get hurt and than can't continue to train next week. Perhaps alter your running plans with something to do inside or put it off. Good luck with your running.
    3005 days ago
    Sorry, I can't help you with the cold situation. I do think layers would be the way to go. Good luck!!
    3005 days ago
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