Not to be a bummer, but I had a hard week.
I know, it’s the holiday season. Everything is merry and bright. It’s a time to be joyous and thankful and celebratory. But, between my uncle passing away, the realization how different this holiday season will be without seeing my family, and some work stuff, it just wasn’t my best week. And this impacted my running AND walking. I just didn’t have the energy to get up in the morning and run a billion miles, and hit snooze way too much. I didn’t have the time to talk long walks with the family and the cold, icy/snowy weather made it even harder to get out of the house.
I’m hoping that the coming week will be better. With only three work days, I have no excuse not to sleep in, get in a run and get outside with the family. So, fingers crossed that I can continue to keep my running streak up (240 days!) and get out of this funk.
Here’s what the week looked like:
As you can see, despite my little funk, I still kept up the running streak AND did get in some walks. But, most were just “meh” and I need to get back in my groove.
Sunday I did get outside after most of the snow melted, and got in a festive run! I love breaking out these socks this time of year.
But then, it snowed again! We didn’t get as much here as my family in NY did, but we got a few inches that warranted a run in my Yaktrax.
And then, the snow turned into ice, so I was stuck inside again. It was a really thin layer of ice, that even my Yaktrax wouldn’t help me with. I’m not sure how to run on those slick roads, so I got in a 5.25 mi treadmill run instead.
Some questions for you:
- How do you run when it’s super icy out — do you have any shoe or product recommendations?
- What’s your least favorite running season? For me, winter- hands down!