Motivation is something I’ve been short on lately. I’ll take any excuse not to do just about anything these day. Running has been no exception.
Sure it’s been cold (polar vortex anyone?).
Sure we’ve had over a foot of snow laying around for a month now. But there have been some sunny days with acceptable running temperatures that I have turned a blind eye to.
This past week I think I may have found a solution to my mid-winter slump… New Running gear.
Specifically new cold weather running gear.
I actually got the mask for Christmas but the obnoxiously pink hoodie, an awesome waterproof black top layer/jacket, and some gloves are all new.
I’m not a big spender so buying this much stuff, especially for myself, in one fell swoop pretty much guarantees that I’ll use it.
It goes something like this: my brain starts coming up with excuses not to run (but it’s sooo cold, there’s going to be ice everywhere, you really don’t need it today).
But then my brain answers “Oh no you don’t! You just spent X amount of money on all this new stuff for running in the cold, you better get out there & use it!”
And guess what…. it works.
I got out for a run the other day and it was great.
I didn’t even feel the cold.
Of course this week it’s supposed to warm up. We might even see the thirties. This is exciting for Michigan in February.
Even if it doesn’t warm up for a few more weeks I’m prepared and determined to get my money’s worth on
this running gear. This motivation should get me through February and into March…and spring which is always a great time to run because really when isn’t?