Oh wait, we’re talking running. Right!
I’m a cold weather girl. I love it with all my little heart. Fall and Spring are my favorite running seasons, and winter I tolerate because I don’t really have a choice. The only thing I like about summer is the longer days which means I can get my workout done earlier. Okay, I also like wearing shorts.
But that’s it.
Fall and Spring running seasons are short here which means the majority of the time I’m running in cold weather and by cold I mean below 30°F. In the height of winter, temps are in the single digits for my runs.
Come late January and February, I’m running in snow. That’s after I’ve shoveled the driveway and sidewalk.
The honest truth though is that I love it. It’s cold and it’s HARD which makes it challenging, and that’s what I enjoy. Running in the snow is no joke. Running in the cold is also no joke. Not many people do it, most head indoors when the weather starts to get chilly.
I don’t have that option. I don’t own a treadmill and I don’t have a gym membership. Instead I buy winter running gear, layer up, and I’m out the door.
Last year through a three-part series we talked about winter running and discussed tips on how to make it through the winter running season.
This year I hope to talk more about winter running and how to get the most out of your runs when the weather gets chilly.
Do you run in the winter? Does where you live even experience much in the way of winter weather? Let’s discuss!