My winter funk has set in and it is pretty bad. I am a bit claustrophobic with all of the snow. We quite literally have little tiny paths dug out from our house to our car. To add insult to injury, it is going to get cold this week. Bitterly cold. Confined to the house cold. According to the calendar, I have 1 month until I can escape the wintry hell for a few days when I visit my girlfriend in Arizona.
This weekend while I was feeling sorry for myself, I ended up noshing on anything that wasn't nailed down. Boredom? Depression? Whatever it was, I could not keep food out of my mouth. I did put a stop to the craziness yesterday. I drank lots of water, ate my veggies, dusted of Shred (ouch), and did an hour of Pilates. I do feel a bit better, but I still feel the winter blues.
I am having a hard to motivating myself to run. I am not willing to risk injury running on icy/snowy sidewalks and roads, especially since I am healing so well. Yet, running on the treadmill makes me want to gouge my eyes out. I have a race in 4 weeks so I have to do it. If I type it....I have to commit, right? Sooo....tonight, I am going to squeeze myself between the rails of the treadmill and force myself to run on it. Even if it kills me.
Have the winter blues hit anyone else yet? What are you doing to help them?