Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm such a wuss

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....


  1. Run in place while watching tv. That helps me sometimes.

  2. I wish I lived near you, I'd run with you! I need a running partner badly. I turn into a bear when I don't get my exercise in. I wish I had advice for you, is there any way at all to run when it's light out? the hills stink but that's a good challenge to conquer! of course, look who's talking to you, i live in flatlandville here in florida. i am trying to get up the courage to run by myself, i always seem to run into weirdos even while running out in the open in the middle of the day. i just bought mace, so that helps me in my mind anyway. wish you luck! maybe just getting out in the yard and doing sprints with the kids would help till january!


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