Water is good for your skin, darkness makes you invisible and cold preserves you, are some of the reasons why people go out no matter what. And run, no matter what!
I warned some guys back in August when they complained about summer heat and told them that what’s following was winter cold, and look at it now.
Let’s just break this down. You may think that running out there while everyone is hiding in warm places is bad for you. It’s not. Your body will appreciate it, just leave your brain out, don’t listen to its negative messages, pleas and excuses. You boost your cardio, burn calories, stretch muscles, go places...get wet...
You think it’s difficult. Again, don’t think, this is not about thinking it’s about feeling great during running (very often) and afterwards (always). Don’t analyse, don’t compare, don’t delay, go and do it.
You think (there we go again) that there are not many good results coming out of winter running. Ok, trust me on this one too. Do this 3-4 times per week, get stronger, run longer and then after a year or two tell me there aren’t any good results.
I can hear the stubborn one over there who claims there’s not enough time in the week to squeeze all those runs in, especially in this darkness. Make time! Find it. I do it when travelling, working, when other people are sleeping, I set time and work around it.
Injury? Fix it and come back. Sulking is illegal here.
In other words, simply ask yourself what’s better. Feeling good, physically and mentally, being positive and proud or simply dropping back on the sofa, walking in circles and feeling sorry for yourself?
Everyone can do this, we are designed to do it, so put the shoes on and burn that rubber!