Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Slacker!

I can't believe what a total slacker I have been about posting on here, as well as reading all my favorite other running blogs! I think without a huge goal in mind (aka MARATHON!), I just didn't have a lot of motivation to post.

BUT, I have still kept up my running. I probably average about 20 miles a week. Some weeks more and some less. This week will be fitting into the less category. I pulled a muscle in my back at the gym on Friday morning and so that has put me out of commission for a while I am fretting. I guess I can't complain because it was PERFECT timing considering winter decided to show up early this year...yeah like on FRIDAY! It snowed this weekend and today's morning temperature was 27 degrees! YOWZA! That is a bone chiller morning. I have to admit I was glad I had a good excuse not to attempt a run this morning. I know I am not even close to being climatized and I dread getting used to running in the cold again. Didn't I just barely DO that? Summer just flew! Mainly because where I live we didn't get spring. Winter decided to ENDURE and ENDURE until about June, when it suddenly decided it was time for summer. Now, we aren't getting our fair share of fall! It seriously went from being in the 80's to almost overnight in the 20's! It only confirms to me I really hate winter! So WHY do I live in a place that has winter for nearly six months out of 12? Who knows? I'm crazy that way I guess. If I could I would be a running

for those six months and only run when it's warm! But, then I would miss some of my favorite things that occur ONCE I am climatized, like running when the snow is softly falling, feeling the peace and quiet of a winter morning, and being able to be outside and soak in that little bit of sun that does shine through every so often. I have come to NEED the time I spend outdoors, no matter the temperature. Being outside just somehow restores my soul and gives me what I need to feel good inside and out. I can tell a big difference in my mood when I am not able to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Just being outside for even a short walk does my mind and body wonders. Sooo....I will quit my griping about the cold and just focus on how much better I will feel after I force myself out in those freezing temps! I promise...At least once my back feels a little better! Who knows by then maybe it will have warmed up some!!! I can always hope!


Mel said...

With the title I thought you were going to say you haven't been running. Averaging 20 miles a week is not slacking! Sometimes I think I read and write about running more than I run... not that is "slacking".

I've got to get climatized as well! Oh, and I realized I really need to get some new running apparel.

Mel said...

meant to say- "NOW, that is slacking!"

Jen said...

I've missed you posting too and I've missed running with you! Maybe someday? And you're anything but a slacker!

Look Pretty. Run Nasty. said...

Stumbled on here from Mel's. What marathon are you training for?