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I am a Fair Weather Friend!


It's true! I am a fair weather friend. I have not ran (run?) since... well... since... I don't remember! I have a very hard time running outside in the winter. My asthma is triggered by the cold air. Excuse? Maybe. And yes, I do have a treadmill. For some reason, I can not force myself down to the basement to run on it. I. Just. Can. Not. Do. It.

Truth be told, I have S.A.D., seasonal affective disorder. And boy do I have it bad!!! I seriously wish I could hibernate for the winter. Just skip it all together. I get angry and mean, depressed and withdrawn, lazy and crazy! I've tried many things. I have not tried medication, but I may next year. (It's that bad). BUT, I can feel myself slowly emerging. I'm staging a comeback!

To ease myself back into running, I have joined Fleet Feet's "No Boundaries" program. I think the coaching and the camaraderie will help. I hope to become a runner. Again.

I don't remember where I saw this, but I love it. And I love Neil Patrick Harris. Just sayin...



^My new mantra!!

Trish


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  1. I'm ready for spring, too! Love the new mantra. It's...wait for it...awesome.

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  2. I love that! Sorry you have such a hard time with winter! I can't wait for Spring to arrive! :0)

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  3. ooh, have fun with the running group! what a great idea!

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  4. Oh, hon - I feel your pain. I have terrible SAD. This year hasn't been as bad, though - I think it's because I've been exercising so much and I sprinkled races through the winter. So, as much as I hated the training runs I think this is my new go-to winter strategy - distract myself through it! I think the running group is a great plan!

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  5. Keep the Spirits up! Love your motto! Love your Header Pic too!! Running with a group does keep you motivated!!

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