So I have realize today that I run better outside. Now, I think, to most of you, this is no surprise. When I am outside, the scenery changes, there are other runners, walkers and bikers. They all smile and say hello.
I like that. When I am inside on the 'mill, I am easily distracted. There are all kinds of people walking around, working out and socializing. There are 5 TV's in front of me and I can't read the CC because I will surely fall off, but it it still distracting.
Here is the thing, the coldest I have run in is 30 degrees. The next week here will be beautiful, in fact on Saturday it is expected to be 50. This, of course, is awesome running weather but it will change before we know it. I mean it is January. So how do you handle the cold? I got a new hat and gloves so I think I am good there but how many layers do you wear? Do you have different running shoes for the cold? I am sure it it mostly mental for me when it comes to the cold temps, and that is something I have to work on. Tell me how you conquer the cold and is there a temp you won't run in?
By the way, this is the new hat I got from Gone For a Run. It has a ponytail holder built in that actually fits my thick ponytail. Those of you who have seen my hair in person, understand what I mean. LOL
My run today, despite being on the treadmill, was good. I ran a 5k in 38:25. Not my best time, but I will take it. I have big goals this week for the nice weather. I want to get to 5 miles by the end of next week. I think I can do it. I hope I can anyway. I said earlier today, that my body can go further than my mind thinks it can. Getting these two things on the same page is going to be my other goal. I would love to hear any words of motivation that you can offer.
I am lucky tonight to be going to a friends house for an after Christmas, Christmas party. I look forward to this party every year. We take our unwanted or ridiculous gifts that we received and wrap them up and do a Yankee Swap with them. Some the gifts make you laugh out loud and I hope I don't leave with one of those. Last year I got boring earrings and the year before an ugly purse. I plan to wear the earrings and use the purse tonight. I think everyone will get a kick out of that. I can't tell you what I am bring tonight because of few of the attendees read my blog. He He, you will just have to wait and see.
Run strong, think big!