My next race is the April Fool's Run in British Columbia. As you can guess from its name, it isn't until April… that is a full 5 months away! How can I keep myself motivated to run during the winter? Especially now that that daylight savings time has ended, and the sun has already set by the time I get off of work?
Honestly, the thing that keeps me going right now is habit. I have been running regularly since February, when I started training for my first half-marathon. Running has become easy, I can just put on my shoes and go. There are no sore muscles, no aches and pains. When it is cold, I put on extra layers (nothing fancy for me, just old sweatshirts). When I can, I leave work before the sun sets and then finish my work in the evening.