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February 16, 2012 by Susan

It is week fourteen of training and right now, it is all about maintaining. February can be a tough month for training. We've had snow twice, both weekends I got my long runs in, just not on the days they were supposed to happen. This Saturday when the alarm went off, I got up and turned it off. The trails were clear; I just didn't have the umph to do it. So this meant one of two things, I could skip my run (*gasp* runners are a little OCD) or I could do it on Sunday. I did it on Sunday.

Monday, however, it snowed and although Parks and Rec cleared the trails, they were a little messy so I walked my dog, noting where there would probably be ice Tuesday morning when I ran. Tuesday I did five miles and moved on. This morning, my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. and I got up, grabbed my running shoes and suited up. My five miles was fine, it wasn't great, I ran it a little slower than usual but I got it done.

In the middle of training, when the weather is cold and it is dark outside, it can be hard to stay motivated but this challenge has kept me focused. I hope that your reading is going as well as my running. My reading is going pretty well too, I've read 25 books to date.  

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