training in the blistering, breath taking COLD ! … There’s just something about the pain in your lungs that distracts you from all else….
As you can tell I might be trying to convince myself a bit. I can’t remember if I said in a previous post or not that I would stop complaining about Winter Training. If I did…I’m sorry. I’m a liar. Because winter training sucks ASS !! Big bone chilling ASS !
I’m doing it though…I have no choice. I signed up for the April Fools race and I will not show up unprepared. I ran outside on Tuesday night. It was in the high 30’s, low 40’s and perfect. ( as perfect as winter running can be for me. ) Tonight I have to do 5 miles…and it’s going to be in the teens. Yippee, fuckin Skippee ! Can’t wait !!
Tonights commute will consist of loud playing, crazy music to get me pumped. I need to get into warrior mode ! I have secret motivations in my head that will push me through this.
Mental notes….to prepare for the fun run tonight…
A Latte on the way home ….is “ fuel “ ..I will drink it with no guilt !
On the way home…play songs to pump me up. Find focus in Battle Mode !
Don’t feel bad about corny “ warrior” & “ battle” references…this is MY world !
Suck it up ..and put on an extra layer of clothes! You are running 5 miles in the cold. Not climbling some crazy mountain in 30 below! – You WILL survive.
Nothing feels better than when you are done ! Keep reminding yourself of that feeling!
Final reminder….April is right around the corner!!! NO TIME FOR EXCUSES !!!