Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice and Patty from No-Guilt Life.This week's topic is Winter running.
My running has been less than stellar this winter mostly from exhaustion (dissertation writing is no joke!) but also from the weather. With the late mornings and early nights of the sun, I have to get my runs done in the morning. If I have to be at work early, that can't happen.
LA has had one of the rainest winters in history (at least 2 days of rain a week if not more). When it used to rain just once in a while, I would go out and run however all of this rain makes traffic and commuting horrible. People are driving insane and I just don't trust them not to hit me while I am running. on top of that, on rainy days, I need to leave for work earlier as the train is a hot mess (rainy umbrellas everywhere) and the traffic to work is bad.
I have done a few runs in the rain with my raincoat, hat and sunglasses. Even though I am cold and feel like a wet dog when I am done, I know it is good practice for other races.
So my winter has been just full of rain-blah! but we need it and it looks like if continues, we may be out of our drought soon!
How has your winter running weather been?