TOTR: Winter Motivation


Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: Winter Motivation.

All I usually do on this blog every winter is complain about how cold it is and how I hate it! I mean I live in the NE, I should expect it to be cold and snowy.

So to motivate myself to enjoy this winter more, I decided to point out what is great about winter running:

1. It doesn’t usually rain.

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not a fan of rain!!

I will run in the snow and cold but I will not run in the rain. Hence, no rain is a good thing for my running.

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2. You don’t sweat (as much).

So I have less laundry because I can wear my running clothes more than once.

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However, it is a challenge to pack everything you may need to wear.

And I can run after work, change my clothes and then go out with friends (Don’t judge LOL).

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3. It’s pretty outside.

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Well, at least most of the time.

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4. There are free races (in my area.)

Race fees add up. I am lucky that our local running group (HMRRC) sponsors 6 free races during the winter. There are 3 distances to choose from at each race.

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It’s informal so it’s just a run with friends and with good food after.

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5. There’s not a lot to do in the winter and it’s get me outside.

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In the summer, there’s boating, biking, hiking, tennis, gardening…many things to do outdoors.

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But in the winter, I don’t ski, ice skate, snowshoe or snowmobile. Running is my only outdoor activity.

so they say…


This week I am also joining up with Running on Happy, Suzlyfe, Crazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs each week for the Coaches’ Corner linkup

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21 thoughts on “TOTR: Winter Motivation

  1. I’d much rather run in cold than heat (although not fond of either). And I do still sweat, so it’s actually more laundry with all those layers. I do get out to walk the dogs except when it’s too cold for them or too icy/slushy/snowy — still, most of the time we’re out there walking every day.

    And I embrace the treadmill (just not all the time).

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  2. Running is my only outdoor activity in the Winter too. I like that it gets me outside when I would otherwise be stuck inside all the time. And I love the peacefulness of Winter mornings when there’s snow. Everything is so beautiful and dreamlike.

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  3. Well, we all know I much prefer summer, but I can handle winter. As I said on my Instagram post…you’re only cold when you’re standing still 😉 I’ll take the bitter butt cheeks freezing temps over a heated treadmill run any day.

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