Last year as I was training in the Texas winter for my marathon, I remember having to wear capris and maybe a long-sleeved shirt that I ditched a few miles in. My winter running scenes this year are very different. While we haven’t been hit with snow yet in Northern Virginia, the temps and the wind are making my view look like this.
Whomp whomp. Although running on the treadmill is not my favorite, it’s a necessary evil. Thankfully Netflix and video streaming get me through. I’m almost done with Season 1 of ABC’s The Catch, and can’t wait until Season 2 starts!
Winter Running Scenes
It’s been harder for me to get out to do long runs, too, because our Saturdays are jam-packed. I used to run in the afternoon in Texas for the extra sun and warmth. Now with so many kids doing sports, it’s one game after the other. So while my short running game is great, my half marathon training is a little pathetic.
Last week I visited Michigan, and this was my view at Shanty Creek Resort on the cross-country skiing trail. So while I did get a workout in, it wasn’t a running workout. I wish I had brought my running shoes, though. Maybe it’s a you-want-what-you-can’t-have situation, but the snow and scenery were so beautiful, I really wanted to do a snow run.
Running is such a mind game. With the proper clothing, winter running can be great! In my head, I psych myself out saying oh, it’s too cold, my muscles are going to freeze up, etc. However my best runs have been when temps are low. I need to just get out there and do it! I have Princess Half Marathon and the 10K coming up in less than 3 weeks.
Perhaps my current winter running scene is not the beautiful Michigan picture above, but I can always pretend, right? Or at least I can put it on my phone and watch it as I run on the treadmill!