So i decided that if I am going to keep myself motivated I need to sign up for races throughout the winter! The reason why its soo important for me is because last winter I got incredibly depressed. it was very awful and I felt incredibly alone. Just Isolated from the world. I felt as if noone wanted to hang out with me or really even cared that I existed. It was a really awful time in my life. To be honest..I don’t even want to relive that.
I have known for awhile that I am clinically depressed but I guess its something I never wanted to deal with. It’s a hard thing to manage if I don’t workout i have come to find out. I never really noticed it long ago because I was constantly getting into my happy place from dancing, running, crossfit..you name it! So I have made the decision to be more active, which in turn will make me happier and then I can focus on other aspects of my life that are important to me. I hate feeling sad and not being able to get out of that – its like you are locked in one position and there is no light at the end of the tunnel to get out of it. Depression is a big deal and I never want myself to go down a rabbit hole that I can’t get myself out of. I have learned that being proactive and healthy is the only way to manage that.
So I found this City Park Winter Series that has a race once a month until March 2015. Ummmm….where do i sign up!? So of course I am signed up for all of the races (10Ks) that come in that package along with the Rock n Roll 10K, Pumpkin Pie 10K & will be signing up for the Hot Chocolate 15K. Its alot..yes I am aware..but hey its fun! Also, winter is hard..it snows, its cold! So if I am signed up for something I know it will keep me going!
So what keeps you going during the winter?