Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Winter Blahs

By: Janell 

There are 33 more days until Daylight Savings Time begins and clearly I am counting them down.

I have it. The winter blahs.

I have shared before that I am not a huge fan of the winter months. I am not one of the autumn/winter girls who loves her uggs and sweaters. I live for spring, summer, flip flops, and lighter clothing. You won't hear me complain (hopefully) on hot Memphis days that last until October.

At this point I am ready for spring days, being outside of the gym, and more outside running and playing. I was ready in November. We had a teaser spring day in the 901 over the weekend that left me wanting more. Our family went to the Shelby Farms Dog Park and so enjoyed it. I am over it being dark when I leave work. I  feel like my days are cut short and I don't have enough time to get out and play!

But, here is the good news (for me at least): Spring is coming. I can taste it. As I sit here on this 30 degree day, rain pouring, I am anticipating warmer weather. Spring racing season is my favoriate. There are so many great races in the 901 and beyond during the spring time. Today, I am choosing to stay positive about this weather knowing that spring is close. Ask me again tomorrow. 

Help me out, what are some things that you do to beat to winter blues or do you enjoy running this time of year? Something that has helped me is a run group that we just started.  If you haven't joined our Breakaway Girls Run the 901 please do and join us for a run-all paces welcome!

What are some things are you looking forward to when warmer weather arrives? What spring races are you looking forward to?


  1. As I sit here watching yet more snow come down, I can only dream of spring...dry pavement...my path open...ayyy....

  2. I'm with you! I typically don't mind winter, but this year I can't stand it. I hate running in the cold and am dying for spring to get here! The gloomy weather just makes me sad and depressed. And not to mention going stir crazy in the house with the kids climbing the walls!!

    1. I am totally with you, Sue! Come on spring!