I’ll admit, the rapid change to cold weather and snow (it was 72 on Monday, dropped to 40 on Tuesday, snowed a foot on Wednesday, and it’s 25 degrees today) is really throwing me off my running A-game.
Years prior, when it came time for winter running, I was unfazed. Snow? Who cares.. it’s just a tempo workout in disguise. Bitter cold winds? Eh, I’ll just wear 3 extra layers. But this week? This abrupt change in weather hasn’t given me time to mentally prepare. And when my alarm went off this morning, no tricks could get me out of bed. I just didn’t wanna.
Of course, 4 snooze hits later, when I finally come to consciousness, I immediately regret not getting my lazy butt up to go running. I really love running. Especially in the mornings. So what do I decide to do? Pack up my running clothes, because today, I’ll run during lunch. Good plan, but not something I’d prefer doing every day.
My favorite tree in our neighborhood went from luscious golden leaves, to covered in snow in the course of a week and a half. Goodbye fall, hello winter! (for now)
Notice a theme? Blue skies. Everyday. So, if you’re looking for another reason to move to Colorado… I’m just saying… (*cough, mom, dad, cough*)
How does snow/cold weather affect your running schedule? Do you run later in the day? Hit up the treadmill instead? No change at all?