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.


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.

HMRRC WS#4 - 15K

happier here

2. You don’t sweat (as much).

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


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).


3. It’s pretty outside.


Well, at least most of the time.


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.


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


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


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


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



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.


  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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