Friday, February 06, 2009

All warmed up to it?

Ater a long winter break, I have been dragging on the issue of getting back to training. I can remember doing the same thing last year, so I guess this is my pattern. Talking about it for a couple of weeks, then slowly but surely, running once a week for a couple more weeks, until it finally hits! I think I have made it past that point and I'm finally all warmed up to it (cross my fingers). I had been playing with the options of getting a gym membership or buying a treadmill, both way out of my budget right now, and it would be really silly to do it when I can get my running done the traditional way, at least traditional for me, for FREE! in the smoggy streets of Salt Lake City with my most loyal running buddy, Tank-man the German Shepperd. I say most loyal because even my other 2 little team members (my babies) are not always so willing and enthusiastic as Tank is, and I don't blame them who wants to be stuck in the stroller looking at the same scenario over and over again, in 25 F degree weather. So for my two little one's sake and my own I am trying something new that I'm gonna like and get use to (I'm not so fond of my new routine just yet):Waking up at 6 am to go running with Tank, no babies.
I did it twice this week and it has worked perfectly, a little scary when it's still so dark in the morning, but I figure in a month's time there should be plenty of light that early in the morning and I will have form a new habit.

I can do it, I can do it, I do have it in me. That's what I keep telling myself :)

Happy running!


Tall Girl Running said...

You might consider looking on Craigslist or KSL in Salt Lake City for a inexpensive, used treadmill. Lots of them are sitting around collecting dust but are perfectly functional! I prefer to run outside as well, but the treadmill has been an invaluable piece of equipment for days when I can't run outdoors or just don't feel like it.

Good luck getting back into the swing of things!

Mel said...

You might find that 6AM is your favorite time of day. Good luck to you!

Run Mommy said...

6 am is my favourite time to run. Definitely!

Frannie said...

You can do it! You WILL do it!