The gym and my house are in 2 opposite directions from work, so after work I had to decide whether to run outdoors or hit the gym shredmill (because this Texas girl is whining about how cold it is outside!). After some serious deliberation I decided to drive home to run the neighborhood, after all, I AM doing a winter half marathon so I might as well start getting used to the cold. As I drove home, I saw how misty it was and could tell I had symptoms of excuse-itis. The onset of the excuses made me slap my face and remind myself I already committed to running outdoors tonight and if I skipped now then I would most likely not have the will power to complete half marathon training. I ran! It was cold and the air was misty, but by mile 2 it started RAINING. By the time I was done with my run it was pouring and I was drenched. But, oh sweet molly, I felt a sense of pride.
This winter, see yourself push further, train when you don’t want to, fight the urge to curl-in-a-ball-drinking-hot-cocoa-wearing-sweatpants – and then I want to hear your 2011 Sweatpants success story! Are you fighting the urge to get comfy and still training? (cuz gosh…I could use some tips on how to stay convinced that cold is my friend) 😛