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    Got the February Blahs?

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    A lot of runners are suffering from the February-Blahs right now.  I had been too, but I think I just broke my rut with the best hill workout I have had in ages – I am buzzed!

    When it comes to breaking out of that February State of Mind, I don’t really have a lot of advice.  Seriously, I have tried everything, and things that should work sometimes don’t and things that never have before will surprise me (see reference to hill workout above).  I mean, you can try running somewhere different, or with someone new, or get some new gear, or something.  But sometimes, you just wanna be grumpy.  And that’s okay.  Just don’t let it go on too long.

    Completely random video time!

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2uzKJWHXRg

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!

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    1. Perfect timing, Karen! I’ve got a serious case of the Blahs. Gordon was hilariously awesome. The 80s sweatsuit, the Chariots-of-fire-knock-off-but-just-different-enough-to-avoid-a-lawsuit theme and the bouncing during the stretches. Just great.

    2. Agreed on the keep trying whatever might work. Sometimes all f those things!! And maybe most importantly to keep in mind is that taking a couple weeks off isn’t the end of the world. Another couple of weeks and it will be March and the roads will be starting to clear! By the time winter blas set in, it’s usually almost over. 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed your hills!

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