I’m convinced that winter is made for hibernating. It’s cold out, the sun rarely joins us, and we just want to eat more. It’s definitely tougher to stay motivated to get out and run too! While the fresh, cold air outside is exhilarating it cannot replace the joyful benefits of the sun.
That is why people “snowbird” during the dead of winter to places like Florida or other warm-weather destinations. Seasonal depression, largely due to lack of sunlight, is higher during the gray months of January and February than it is in June and July.
As the sun began to come out today I got super excited to know that those sunny days of running are on the horizon and soon enough spring will be here!