Good news guys, Spring will BE here in 30 days!
Even better news? We get to turn the clocks back in 21 days.
MORE DAY LIGHT!!
(Cue mariachi band celebration)
With this being my first winter that I’m training for something, I’m starting to notice some differences I have in training habits. The colder temperature gives me the luxury to sleep in. This luxury is making it harder for me to get out the door and go run though. I notice I tend to dillydally more in the morning before heading out. Yesterday I even acted like the asshole I would have hated a year ago, “I don’t wannnnna gooooooo. Fourteen miles to is toooooo far. I don’t wanna. I don’t. Waaaaaaah”
With that kind of demeanor it’s no surprise that my lake loop run didn’t feel very good. It didn’t feel good mentally. Leg-wise it was all good, except for the sluggishness, but that’s because of my mentality, right?
Or, maybe it’s the lake loop. The lake loop is hard and I won’t let the idea of the lake loop die. Just like I won’t let the idea of completing a marathon that I’m proud of die. It’s very confusing, seeing as I like to stab things.
Anyway, Spring is near, I need to go back to my neurotic pre-run rituals, and I will be happily frolicking past blooming tulips and daffodils.