We woke up this morning to this:
It snowed a TON last night.
So, turns out, spring is not yet here. Bummer.
There was zero snow on the ground yesterday. I went for a nice 4 mile run, no snow, not even puddles. I’m looking out the window right now and it’s like a blizzard out there. Can I go back to California now?
Honestly, I’m getting sick of winter. It started snowing here in October and I know it can very well go through April or May. That is a LONG winter if you ask me. I know I’m in ski country so I should be excited about the snow but I’m starting to learn I prefer warmer weather (I am from Arizona after all. It’s already spring there. :)).
It’s right around this time where I can feel myself getting into a slump. The weather kind of depresses me but I know it will get better so somehow I have to stay focused and motivated. I mentioned this blog (is Tumblr considered a blog? I don’t know) yesterday and I really like it because it motivates me to work out…and fantasize about warmer places.
Pinterest is another great place to get yourself motivated…just stay away from the Food and Drink pages :). Here are a couple of my favorite motivating pictures. If you’re in a winter slump too, I hope these help you out of it!
Beautiful, fresh fruit mmm.
I do look forward to a Colorado summer (I don’t know where this picture is, but the mountains remind me of here).
(All pictures found here)
I’m learning something about myself when I look back over the pictures I chose. I think I need to focus on eating more whole foods and doing more yoga. I kind of go in and out of doing yoga but I have to admit, every time I do it, it makes me feel great. I feel strong and healthy and I actually want to spend the rest of the day taking care of my body, i.e. eating well. I don’t really get that effect after I run…I’m not sure why. I love to run too (obviously) but I do think there’s something to yoga. I might have to try it out more often.
As much as I’d love to be back in California or even somewhere exotic like Thailand (yep, Thailand), I’m here in Colorado in the middle of a blizzard so I’ll have to make the best of it. Maybe I’ll crank up the heat, put a tank top on, do some yoga, then make a smoothie. It will almost seem like summer.
Do you feel the winter blues? How do you get out of the rut?