1. I love how summer training so quickly turned to winter training. It just … makes sense. I got up and went to work today and so easily slipped into last year’s winter routine, it’s like the whole summer didn’t even happen.
In the winter, I usually sleep in. I regret this, but the days I do get up to workout are never enough to *motivate* me to get up early regularly — something I never struggle with in the summer. I think it’s because I hate getting up in the dark.
I get into work a little earlier, because I don’t workout in the morning, and I stay at work a little later, because its now cool enough to run at lunch time (and, for that matter, the only time of day I can run when it’s light out in the winter).
After work its dark and it just feels right to go the gym, when it felt so wrong when it was light and nice out. And I like using weights because the time goes faster and long runs on the treadmill are SOO BORING.
2. One blog I’ve really come to love in the past year is Run This Amazing Day. When I got serious about losing weight in 2010, I started reading a lot of running/health blogs to keep me motivated/inspired/entertained. And that’s part of why I started this one, too.
Side note – one of the many reasons why I love Weight Watchers and why it works is because the plan is based on a group meeting where you go sit with a bunch of other women (and occasionally men) and talk about what was hard and what was a victory in your efforts to be a fit person in the past week.
My love of /need to read lots of fitness blogs is like my electronic weight watchers meeting. I just want to know I’m not the only person living through this experience.
Other blogs I started reading then have seemed to turn into more of “what did I eat today” and “what cool blog conference/meet-up did I go to” and ”what new product I tried that some company sent to me for free so I would blog about it.”
But Run this Amazing Day isn’t like that. I love Katie’s writing style. Her last blog was about DNFing at her last race and I was mad and frustrated along with her. She is an amazing athlete (just finished an Ironman this summer) and I wish I could be as cool as her.