Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Keeping on track during the holiday season.

One of the most difficult things for me about running this time of year is the time change. Not to mention the holiday madness.

We live in a community that has no street lights. I hate the treadmill. And hate may be an understatement. So finding the time to run and run safely becomes more and more difficult this time of year. I really love running in overcast and cold, so that is a plus.

I have been currently running during what is considered lunch time. This helps keep me on track in two capacities. I am able to log my miles, be more focused, get more sleep and eat less overall. So right now I see this as a great way to log my winter miles.

For those of you out there....what are your tricks to staying on track with your running goals during the winter/holiday season?

1 comment:

  1. I hate the treadmill too, I used to run in the evenings but it gets dark so early and it's so cold that I try to run during the heat of the day now. Of course, beggars can't be choosers, so I run whenever my husband can watch the kids for me. Right now my husband works half days so I ran today at 11 am, after Christmas I'll probably start running in the mornings when it's ridiculously cold because that'll be the only time I have.
    The weather has been pretty pleasant this week so I'm working really hard at my training. If I take a day off now then it'll seem like a waste so that keeps me working hard and on track.