The first days of spring are right around the corner, hopefully melting snow and ice covered pavement and trails, and finally opening up the way for you to run out your winter cabin fever blues. With this new season also comes the release of a new crop of how-to running books, training manuals, even running devotionals.
I didn't prance enthusiastically down my driveway each morning, but I looked forward to my workouts and, better yet, to the pleasant combination of fatigue and adrenaline that coursed through me when I finished. It wasn't exactly the oft-touted runner's high, but I did feel something akin to a runner's buzz.
One of the best things about the running community is the connections you can make. I know I'm not the only one suffering through these problems. So I decided it was time for an attitude change and try to spin this into a positive. Regardless of if you are a sub-elite trying to break into that next realm or the hobby jogger, these are the tips to stay active this winter.
Everyone at the studio was so friendly, and Andia encouraged us to go at our own pace throughout class. At no point during class did "I'm not going to live through this" run through my head -- and trust me, that's happened in workout classes before! I left feeling energized and like I'd had a great workout.