First run of the year…

January 2, 2018

Well it nearly killed me not getting my run in yesterday, on the first of the year; so I had made up my mind last night that no matter what I was running this morning. No matter the weather, I was running, even if that meant the dreaded …treadmill or dreadmill as I’ve heard it called.  

What? You’re surprised I have a treadmill? I can hear you asking yourself, ‘Then why the heck does she run out in the bitter cold?’ Because that is how much I Hate the treadmill. Isn’t there anyone out there that can relate? I am so much slower on the treadmill, and sweatier…ick…not to mention you aren’t going anywhere. I literally stare at the wall; and music or my favorite TV show make no difference.  As much as I love to run, I can’t wait to be done when I’m on the treadmill! So I choose to run outside as long as it’s not icey or super windy cold. 

The 7 degree weather this morning was not that bad; there was no wind so the negative ‘real feel’ was bogus. There was a dusting of snow covering the roads but it was so cold it was the kind of snow that squeeked under your shoes, not slippery at all and didn’t require me to wear my yak traks.  Over all it was a good start to the year; I never regret getting a run in. 

I told myself I was also going to start a 30 day core challenge (see below). I badly need to start lifting again; my core is in desperate need of some strengthening exercises. I’ll let ya know how it goes.

Good luck in the week/month ahead with the goals you have set! 

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