February 3, 2010

Cloudy, Cold Gloomy Days

One thing that makes winter running difficult is the cold, cloudy days with snow that is too old laying around. If it was snowing outside I would love it because the beautiful white stuff would be coming down, covering up all of the ugly gray snow and, believe it or not, it would be much warmer outside.

We don’t often have days like this but it still brings me down. I managed a run yesterday in this awful weather and today I decided to head home instead of running. I could not bring myself to go outside in the cold cloudy day for a run. It is a good thing I don’t live in the Midwest anymore where you could go for weeks without seeing the sun. I bet depression is more common in the Midwest than here in the sunny Rocky Mountains. I am feeling depressed and it has only been 2 or 3 days of clouds. Another thing is that when I don’t go for a run I eat a whole lot worse than if I had gone for a run. I am hoping the sun comes out tomorrow but I just checked the weather and it looks like snow/cloudy and gray for the next 10 days – Yuck!


Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I have been so blessed with clear roads. I cant imagine how tough it would be in snowy areas.

Anonymous said...

Just the old snow alone is a little depressing! We have had some gloomy days here lately and it is amazing how much it affects you when it goes on and on. I hope the sun finds you soon!

Heidi said...

I lived in Alaska for 3 years, and I would get depressed in the winter, esp. when there was only 4 hours of sunlight! What did help (besides a desk sized "sunlight" lamp) was the supplement of vitamin D....perhaps some vitamin D would help your mood during the winter? Many of us are lacking vitamin D and don't even know it.