|Pictured: Not my shoes|
- It's cold
- It's dark
- I'm tired
- My back hurts
- I feel more rushed in the mornings when I run
- I promise I'll take a walk later (which is a lie)
- I don't want to
I have noticed that if I consistently run, my mood and overall outlook is better. For years, people have noticed a link between exercise and mood, but for the first time on a large scale, researchers have been able to prove that exercise wards off depression.
So, now in addition to my health and desire to keep up with my son, I have another reason to go running in the morning. Sure, my benefits list isn't as long as my excuses list, but I really need the extra motivation to lace up my sneakers in the morning.
What exercise do you turn to when the weather gets colder? Tell me in the comments.