This summer I grew to love running. I loved my time away from the kids and how strong I was becoming. I ran 2 races this summer. I improved my time in the 2nd one, so I could totally see progress. It was pretty awesome.
But, (there's always a but, isn't there?!) we moved near the end of summer and it got cold. Now it's cold AND rainy AND dark in the mornings. And it's cold AND rainy AND dark in the evenings. I have zero motivation to run, though I think about it every. single. day. I WANT to run, but I don't make time for me to do it. We live out in the country now and any direction I go, I have hills. Running hills in the dark? No, thanks.
So, until January when the new fitness center at the High School is open, I'm at a loss. I don't even know anyone around here to meet up and walk with during the school day. It sucks, and I can see how much less everything I am without running. I'm tired and lazy all the time. I have less patience. I have less motivation for housework and even baking treats. I'd rather just curl up in bed with a movie for the kids and a good book and some cocoa for me (I'm on book 5 of the Harry Potter series!)
Do any of you have suggestions for how to break out of this rut? I guess it's time to break out the old gazelle....