Are you a cardio lover? I love to run. It clears the mind and pumps the heart. In the winter months it is more difficult to run and finding motivation to go out in the chilly air can be tough. I try not to let the cold slow me down and scare me away from running my heart out! Here are some tips on how to run in the cold weather.
Set a goal: Having a specific goal is the best motivation to keep going! A few of my friends are training for half marathons and they have a schedule that they stick to each week and they say that it really keeps them motivated and accountable!
Dress it up: Cute running clothes always motivate me to get up and get outside to run. When you look your best you FEEL your best! Dress for weather about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than it actually is to allow your body heat to adjust. Wear layers that block the wind. Tight pants or leggings, loose fleece, ear warmers, gloves, these are all things you gotta wear!
Run with a bud: Running buddies are another great way to stay motivated to run when the weather is not ideal. Running with a friend is fun! Plus they push you to do better and go further.
Run When its warmer: Run at the times of day that are the warmest. Get that Vitamin D in and let the sunshine warm your face!
I hope that these tips have shown you that running in the winter doesn’t have to be miserable!