2. As much as I dislike winter in general, this year my distaste comes from the way it's messing with my running. I really miss outside winter running. I fondly remember looking forward to and enjoying weekly 10 milers. It has been so bad that not even my reliable running places, like the cemetary or the state park, have been able to keep their roads clear. Many times I've told people that winter running can be the best running you do, as long as you have the right gear. I must have been talking about winter running when we only average 18 inches of snow. Or maybe winter running in Texas. Certainly not what I've dealt with this year. I just can't bring myself to do 10 miles on a treadmill - there's nothing good about that.
4. I think what bothers me more than anything, is I feel like winter is winning. It's beating me down and affecting my will and ultimately my health. I've had several times in the past month where I've overslept because I turn the alarm off and go back to sleep. It's like I can't face the cold, the dark, the treadmill, and the piles and piles of snow that are out there. If you know Doing A 180 you know Helen doesn't like to exercise in the evening, but especially during winter. Most days it's home at 4:30, pajama attire by 4:35.
5. But you know what? Quite by accident I discovered that our smart DVD/BlueRay player that allows us to stream Netflix or Amazon Prime or various other services also has YouTube. I wondered if I could watch an exercise video through that so I tried it - and it worked. Problem was that the size was not much bigger than my computer screen. All of a sudden a dialogue box popped up that asked, "Do you want to try You Tube for TV? It's new!" So I exited and found that and not only did it make the picture bigger, you can go on You Tube on your computer or smart phone, find a video, then link it to the TV and that's where it plays. So the picture is the full TV screen! I may never buy another workout DVD in my life! I was so excited, I put it on pause, ran upstairs and put on workout clothes, and did a 30 minute workout on the spot - at night, after work.
TAKE THAT WINTER, I WIN!!!