I live on the east coast of the United States, in Washington, DC. Recently, I've had trouble getting motivated to run outside. We've had a bit of a heatwave the past two weeks or so and I've found myself taking every possible opportunity to run outside. But when it's cold, I find that I'm bargaining with myself and running on the treadmill or even skipping runs entirely.
Anyone else want to commiserate or have any words of inspiration?
It is a bit cold here as well right now. I have a schedule that I keep to no matter what the weather is, it helps in a way that I know what I should be doing and when I should do it and when it is done its over. Maybe you could by some new winter gear to help a bit?
I've got plenty of cold-weather gear. I think I was just in a slump. I came up with some great motivation. I'm running the Boston Marathon in April and my partner is pregnant and due in June. I figure Boston will be my last competitive marathon for a while, so I'm going to make this one a good one. Started my journey back into high mileage on Jan 2 and I've run 9 miles twice outside in the cold (both days below freezing). I think I'll start a training thread for accountability.