Let me start by saying January 2017 (in terms of what I consider "running") has sorta sucked.
There. That makes me feel better already.
Have I been able to run? (absolutely!) Has it been pain-free? (for the most part, yes) Then why am I being such a wet blanket about it? Read on, I'll share some Runfessions with you....
I'm kind of wishing for snow.....
Granted, I'm a born and raised Iowa gal. I know what Midwest winters are all about, but this winter has been a strange one in terms of weather. It's been butt-freezing cold, damp, and windy. But, there's been very little snow.
So why am I in a tizzy? If it's gonna be so cold, I much prefer to at least having something to show for it. Yes, there has been ice....but having a little bit of snow (just a few inches is all I'm asking for!) would make all this polar-vortex reality worthwhile. Somehow, it always feels much colder when there's a lack of snow on the ground (probably because it "appears" to be warmer outside than it actually is).
|Where's the snow???|
Yes, I have been spending more (and more) time with 'Milly...I even designed an interval workout for her (you can read all about it HERE ). But, I prefer her friendship (I use that endearment quite loosely) to be best utilized for interval workouts or simple power-walking. What I have really been missing, though, is my outside mileage, and 'Milly cannot help me with that.
|ugh....here we go again, 'Milly.....|
Why do so many desired events have the same deadline for early registration discounts? I have several events on my radar that I really want to do (and probably WILL do). They're all at different times (in different months)...but they all have price increases happening on February 1. What the WHAT!?! That means I have a lot of split-second decisions to make in the next few days as to whether or not I really want to commit to doing all of them (and save a little coin on their individual registrations)...although there will be one big cash payout come January 31. Decisions...decisions...
I failed (miserably) at my daily yoga challenge. Womp Womp. I started off great...doing at least 20 minutes of yoga every day for the month of January. I don't even remember when it stopped. All I know is that January is winding down and I'm not doing 20 minutes of daily yoga anymore. Ugh. I am still doing a little here and there, but I am certainly not being a disciplined yogi about it. The #5dailyplankingminutes is still going strong, so there's that (planking is a form of yoga, at least in my world).
|Jumping at the Bean with Marcia and Wendy|
|Back outside...for the win!|
I'm linking up with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions link-up
and also with Meranda and Lacey and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0 link-up.