One reasons I enjoy winter running more than summer running is my weekend routine. In the summer, a long run means waking up as early as possible (often 4:30-5:30AM) to get started while it’s “cooler” and try to avoid the 90 degree temperatures that find us so quickly in Atlanta. The thought of sleeping in and relaxing on the couch on a weekend morning is a distant memory.
But in the winter, that changes completely. I can sleep in, watch TV on the couch, sip hot tea, and pretend it’s a lazy day. With the high hitting only 53 degrees today, I can go running when I feel like it – which is so much fun! =)
Sure, I’m sure I’ll grumble a bit when the real cold gets here, but given a choice between sweating in the summer versus bundling up in the winter – the winter wins.
In the winter, that first mile the hardest. Waiting for your body temperature to warm you up against the cold air, but then I realize I can run faster with less effort. Plus, you get to tell stories about hard-core you are on those bitter, cold days!
So today, I’m sitting on the couch finishing this post, just finished a bowl of Panda Puffs with a scoop of Almond Butter, heating up some hot water for Chai Tea, and just generally being lazy – I LOVE IT! Later this afternoon, I do have an 18 mile run to tackle, but it’s not going to get too hot today. =)
Are you a winter or a summer runner? Do you stick it out in your-least favorite weather or try out other activities?
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Monday – Review: Woodfire Grill Birthday Tasting Dinner The final post in my series of birthday posts is a review of the Woodfire Grill in Atlanta where we enjoyed a 5-course tasting dinner.
Tuesday – Tuesday Training: Why You Should Get (or Keep) Moving This December Don’t wait until the inevitable New Years resolutions next month, get moving now! Check out the training options available on Tuesday Trainer (including my contribution of TRX Mountain Climbers from this week) and join the Dedicated December challenge (with prizes!).
Wednesday – What I Ate Wednesday: 8th Edition or “All the food I ate out of bowls” featuring steel cut oats, Pumpkin Tempeh Chili, and Dal Makhni. And lots of snacking in between.
Thursday – Peppermint “Buttercream” Chocolate Cupcakes! These delicious cupcakes are made from an Oh She Glows recipe for a co-worker’s baby shower. Yum! I’m actually whipping up another batch today for a Christmas party tomorrow. =)
Friday – Friday Fitness Favorites Survey Learn about some of my fitness favorites and goals in this fitness survey – then share your answers on your own blog (make sure you share the link!) or in the comments. A great way to learn more about each other.
What are you doing to stay active this weekend? Don’t forget to share your workouts on Dedicated December so you have a chance to win one of the prizes!