Winter Is Here

I’ll try not to complain every single week from here through the end of March; however, I hate winter running. 

Now that that’s over with, I’ll say that I ran almost every day this week (yay!), but only one run was outside. Every other day was on the dreadmill, at o’dark thirty, when it was either icy or just too cold (for me) outside. Thankfully, I was able to get in a few outdoor walks during the day, which made all the difference in my moods! So even though I was stuck on the treadmill, I found myself getting in at least a mile walk outside a few days in the (cold) sunshine with at least one of my kids. They don’t hate winter like me, and I’m trying NOT to instill the bad attitude in them!

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The week went like this:

Sunday: 5 treadmill miles

Monday: 5  treadmill miles 

Tuesday: 5 treadmill miles 

Wednesday: 4.34 treadmill miles 

Thursday: 4.5 treadmill miles 

Friday: 4.52 treadmill miles

Saturday:   REST DAY! You may recall that I’m trying to take rest days this year, so instead of running I went for a 3.45 stroller walk. It was chilly, but sunny!

Total mileage: 28.35 miles running

Highlights from the week:

This week, I watched some Les Mis while on the treadmill. It’s one of my favorite musicals, and though I’d seen the movie years ago, I ended up watching it while running. B just read the book and was telling me how different it was from the movie, so I had to have a refresher. I love running to musicals! It’s like running with music, but best of both worlds because there’s also a story you’re watching.

Friday morning I ran while the sun was up and it was amazing. I felt great, and run along see some frozen streams.

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Questions for you:

  • What’s your favorite musical?
  • Any tips for not “hibernating” in the winter? I love getting outside, but it’s so much easier in the spring, summer and fall!

Linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

9 thoughts on “Winter Is Here

  1. It’s my favorite too. I’ve seen it over 10 times.

    I sign up for races. Have no treadmill. So I have to get outside. I try to vary my route. Listen to podcasts. Still it’s hard.

  2. I also prefer to get outside except when it’s icy. It makes all the difference in my moods as well to get some fresh air. I am glad you are committed to taking a rest day it does wonders for me

  3. Well, you’re asking the wrong person because my solution to the the winter was to move to Florida.
    Funny how kids don’t seem to mind the winter (or the extreme heat) like we do! Maybe there’s a lesson there somewhere. In the meantime, you’re doing great- getting your runs in (treadmill runs count!). And, we’re over halfway through January. It will be spring before you know it.

  4. I am in a hibernating mood right now, so I have no advice for you. I do know that when I do manage to bundle up and head outside it’s never as bad as I thought it would be, so there’s that.

    Your little girl is so sweet! Was she skating?>

  5. I am in a hibernating mood right now, so I have no advice for you. I do know that when I do manage to bundle up and head outside it’s never as bad as I thought it would be, so there’s that.

    Your little girl is so sweet! Was she skating?>

  6. I think my comment went *poof* so here’s my second attempt 😉 Anyways, great job on all those consistent runs! I make it a point to get outside everyday, even if it’s just a brisk 1-miler (like in the bitter cold of winter). There’s a lot to be said for fresh air! I’m trying to “bank” a bunch of outdoor time right now because my current locale is favorable to that. That will be a different story in a couple of weeks….

  7. Les Mis or Wicked, I go back and forth depending on which I’ve seen most recently.Both are excellent though. I was so excited when Colm Wilkinson showed up in the movie.
    I LOVE winter. You can whine in winter if I can in summer.

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