Winter Blues ….

There is only one heartbeat in this house who still has any love for the cold, snow and winter in general.  And she has 4 legs. 

Meadow_Loves Winter

I need to channel Miss Meadow’s love of the outdoors, embrace the cold knowing that it has to leave eventually and go outside and run.  I promised myself that I’d run outside this weekend and I’m already trying to figure out how to avoid it.  Normally, I’m all about the winter running.  NOT.THIS.YEAR.  I’ve turned into a total wimp.  A very soft & squishy wimp who hasn’t been running much at all.  I should be ashamed but the bottom line is that my foot needed a break anyhow.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Smile

But I’m going OUTSIDE to run this weekend.  I promise.  I need to get out of the house.  I need to run.  I need to get reacquainted with the winter weather because it feels like it will never leave.  So who’s going with me?

If You Wait For Perfect Conditions

Beware, if you live within a 50 mile radius of Auburn, IN then I may beg hit you up to go running with me.

As a reminder to myself, I’m going back and read a couple of my previous post about running in the winter.  It’s like research as I try to gain courage to suit up to go outdoors.  Here are a few links if you feel like YOU might also need some courage to get out the door.

Okay, I think I’m ready.  I’m going to try to run outside BOTH days this weekend.  Yep, Saturday & Sunday.  That’s the plan.  I’ll layer up and make it happen! 

If you need MORE motivation, sign up for a race.  I currently have a giveaway going for the Sunburst Races Marathon & Half HERE.  I still have a 30% off discount code for the Marion Rotary Marathon For Shoes, code is:  MARION201515.  AND I have a 10% off discount code for any Spartan Race in the country, code is:  SPARTANBLOGGER. 

** I’m Going to Kick the Winter Blues ** Amanda – TooTallFritz

8 thoughts on “Winter Blues ….

  1. I’m planning on running outside with the FNRC group on Sunday morning (blizzard weather permitting). So we will see. As long as I can run, I will be there. Saturday is the less snowy day but MUCH MUCH colder. Oh well. Good luck with your run!!

  2. Well Amanda…if I am running first 20-mi LR on the schedule this Saturday in hills of Palos Heights and low overnight Friday into Saturday -1F, the high Saturday only ca 19-20, so gonna be really deep-freeze when we start at 7 am, then you certainly can muster will and motivation to get out there Saturday and do an hour of easy running! But with that foot…be careful for ice-pack snow. Saturday night into Sunday we supposed to have another snowstorm hitting with 1-3 in forecast. Last time they forecast that 1-3 in, turned out to be 8-in…bolstered by lake effect. So if it snowing heavy Sunday morning…wouldn’t force it. Don’t you have a treadmill? I put a lot of wear and tear on mine…last winter and seems like even more this winter.

    • I do have a treadmill but have been bad about using it this winter. My foot is sore & I strike differently on the mill. So I’ve been avoiding it.

      So many excuses, so little time. 😁

      Sent from my iPhone


  3. In your “10 degrees” post you have on a cool face mask. What brand and where did you purchase? I’ve been between the treadmill and outside. I bought YakTrax, but they aren’t needed. Go figure! It’s freezing, not icy and snow. I need a new face mask.

  4. Thanks for the post and those links to past posts….After the day I had, I needed that and amd motivated now! you rock!!!!!!

  5. I loved your post! I live in Maine and agree that winter running is getting a tad old. I looked at my short sleeve running shirts in my drawer this morning as I was gearing up to head out for a morning run and wondered when I would ever be wearing them again…sigh. Good luck! And at least it’s March today!

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