>General Running>Miserable winter in England
My running was going so well until it started getting dark by 6pm. Any ideas how to motivate yourself when you cannot run in the sunshine. I have no night running gear, anyone got any good kit for staying safe in the dark .The weight is piling on and I need some encouragement to get off my fattening arse and back ounding the streets. The gym is OK but I get bored after about 8k on the treadmill.
Needs more cowbell!
Although why you Brits like your curry is completely beyond me )
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Cold and Dark is the name of the game for me in the next few months. I'm in NE Scotland, a wee bit North of where JakeKnight lived, and it's real cold and real dark.
Hi Simo, I lived in England up until the age of 24 and did many night runs. I have several suggestions;
Don't sit down, never get comfortable at home before you want to leave.
Tell yourself that you will run for 10 mins and if you dont feel like running after those 10 minutes to turn around and go home.
It was still pitch black at 7:00 a.m., and already dipping below the horizon by 3:15.
This, of course, explains why you folks hang out in bright, noisy pubs all winter long.