The weather has been rather undesirable in recent weeks (like, the past six weeks, but who's counting?) Seriously, winter was pretty mild up until mid-January. We hadn't really had much for snow. The temps were cold (this is the Midwest, and it is the winter season, after all), but nothing extreme.
Once the temps plummeted, though, they pretty much elected to set up camp and stay awhile. The Polar Vortex of 2019 came barreling in the following week, and it's been a continuous onslaught of single digit (and colder) feels-like temps, more than average amounts of snowfall, and unrelenting ice.
And it's been a serious battle for this glass-half-full gal to keep her steaming mug(s) of chai latte' from running out. None the less, Momma N is not gonna win this battle. I have a few runfessions in my arsenal, and airing said runfessions makes everything better, even the weather conditions.
First of all, shall we discuss what happens when it's too cold/windy/icy/dangerous to run outside? Most runners choose to run inside (some more reluctantly than others). Would you believe, since January 19th, this year-round outdoor runner has had to run inside, on the dreaded treadmill, 12 times (for a whopping 48 miles...not that I've been counting those either)? Let me runfess, although it hasn't been as bad as I would have anticipated, I think I am ever-so-close to maxing out my Milly tolerance. Ugh.
|too much time with Milly....|
Even though I have been forced to stay inside more than usual, I haven't been sitting idle. In fact, I'll runfess it here and now, I kind of embrace the challenge of coming up with new and different workouts. There's been some HIIT, elliptical time, and a whole lotta stair-climbing. The fasted cardio (early morning) routine continues to be my jam.
|I do love all the national monuments & cherry blossoms in DC and the famous "blue oval" at Drake|
Do you have anything to runfess? Are you enjoying the cooler weather of winter, or are you ready to move on to warmer temps? Have you ever hoarded several pairs of shoes of a particular model? Medal reveals...yay or nay?
I'm linking this with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions link-up.
I'm also linking this with Meranda and Lacey for the Friday with Fairytales and Fitness link-up.
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