I’m allergic to the cold.
There is nothing worse then forgetting to set the heating to come on when your alarm goes off.
Actually there is, then you have to find the motivation to throw on your fitness clothes and head out into the frozen world to tackle an early morning run.
For me, this is impossible. I love running, I don’t like the cold.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great when I’m wrapped up in my big fluffy Karen Millen coat with hat, scarf and gloves. The fresh air is incredible in the winter sun when I’m prepared. Plus the kids get excited when on adventures so that helps take the edge off.
Running in the winter has taken a bit of a backseat. I haven’t ran outside since 3rd October and it’s getting me down a little. Every time I’m going somewhere and I see a runner my heart sinks a little that I just can’t pull myself together and get out there.
Truth is I’ve been far to wrapped up in all kinds of stuff that fitness has taken a nudge and food has taken the winning spot. So rebuilding fitness levels are going to take time.
I’m slowly regaining gym confidence after rejoining my local gym a few weeks ago. A shameful first visit back made me realise that I need to take this seriously.
It’s make or break now and as I’m in my last year of my twenties, I need to decide whether to continue and go for it, or succumb to the sugar devils and admit my fate.
Of course, I’m going to GO FOR IT.
I want to be that one raring to go every Saturday morning, come rain or shine. Without fear of the cold or injury and just pure enthusiasm. I’m seen you people, I’m so jealous.
I’m going to be smart and start heading back to the gym 3 or 4 days a week, taking on the treadmill, cross trainer and possibly the rower to start.
I’ve got a long term vision and I’ve got that scheduled in for a totally new fitness post in January. Can you quite believe that the new year is almost upon us.
Once I’m comfortable in the gym and running at a steady pace, I’m going to attempt of few solo running missions in my local countryside, I can take Alfie the pooch with me and I don’t have to make awkward conversation with strangers.
Not that there is anything wrong with strangers, it’s just I don’t think my anxiety is quite ready to take that kind of hit. Although one of my goals for 2018 is to embrace that anxious feeling and jump into the unknown.
So watch out parkrun, I’ll be popping up at one some day soon hopefully!
– Emma –
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