This weather has been bad. It’s causing sane people to make irrational thoughts about themselves. Because of this, I reached out to a few runners and asked them what they were feeling. The responses are exactly what I thought they would be. They ranged from total despair to some type of optimism.
“Ugh nothing to share from me except exhaustion and nerves that I am not doing enough!!”
“Running has been going well. More inside running than I would like but the weather is looking good this weekend and next week!!! Wooh! Plus daylight savings will give me an hour more of sun after work :). Nothing too eventful though.”
“I was able to get in 8 miles on Sunday and I hope to be able to get 9-10 miles in on Saturday.”
“The cold and snow has made things very difficult and I haven’t been able to run outside. Once we finally get some signs of spring I’m optimistic things will pick up. Less than 2 months to my first 5K of the season and only 3 to my next big event.”
So I did some research and found some great articles about elites and how they prepare for tough times.
And then I remembered this amazing video on Ted.com from Angela Lee Duckworth about “grit”. I love it and you should too.