Winter (Not) Running
It seems as though, as I sped home yesterday from the north, a blizzard was rushing up from the south to meet me. The Philadelphia region is now buried in several inches of snow, with a winter storm that’s supposed to bring much, much more. Weather.com is calling for 1-3 inches of snow per hour and winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour.
I want to say that I won’t back down from such extreme conditions. I run through heavy rains, lightning storms, cold snaps and heat waves. I want to be the winter warrior, the turtle runner, unbending under the elements.
But if I ran outside right now, it would be purely to say I did so. To satisfy my pride. And though I’m dedicated, and though I’m determined, I’m not a fool. My body needs cross training more than it needs a run in these conditions. And so I’ll devote my energy accordingly. Elliptical, lifting, and core (oh my!) for me today.Share on Facebook