Winter has been here (according to the calendar) for 35ish days, but we didn't feel the full blast of it until recently. Holy Frozen Buttocks, Batman! The temps plummeted, the wind picked up and the snow arrived (and stayed).
Despite the frigid cold, we have had a fair amount of sunshine, though. My (running) off-season has been going well. Knock wood, I've stayed healthy. The family is doing well. Life has been pretty decent. None the less, there are a few things to Runfess....
For starters, one of my most-used hashtags is #optoutside. I hate being cooped up indoors and my body and mind crave fresh air (as well as a constant change of scenery). Even when it's cold, I think the fresh air keeps me healthy because I'm not breathing in an endless supply of stale germ-laden air. None the less, let me Runfess, that I have been enjoying the warmth of my cozy house and have not been venturing outside as much as I usually do. Sorry, not sorry.
I am still embracing my off-season, at least in terms of running less. It's refreshing being able to just run and not have a specific plan to follow. None the less, let me Runfess that I really miss my #5at5's with Barb. Not everyone loves rising and running in the wee-dark hours, but I certainly do. It's been extremely cold, the roads have been ice-laden, Barb's been out of town (and nursing a few mild boo-boos), so our weekly early morning adventures have not been happening. I got out for four miles recently (at 5:15 a.m.) and ran my first-ever #5at5 (inside) with Milly....but I want my old routine back. Pronto.
|An inside #5at5 is just not the same as an outdoor one|
|Miles with Milly|
|cardio with Ellie|
Whew! Does it feel good to get all of those Runfessions out in the open! Onward to February!
What would you share, if you were runfessing? Any funny stories? Embarrassing moments? Training frustrations?
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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