Last night I laid out my running gear for a run this morning. I got my cold weather gear out, and had it in my head that I would do my usual 3 mile, 5am run. When my alarm went off and I pulled up my weather app, it wasn’t quite the 31 degrees that I had anticipated. It was 25 degrees outside which isn’t far off from 31 but 6 degrees is 6 degrees when you’re warm and cuddly in your bed. So I was already working through my other options for working out today like A) running at lunch which would be at 51 degrees which is much more tolerable to me today. B) I also thought about riding my stationary bike which meant I would stay inside and stay warm. C) I also thought about possibly not working out today and if that happens I’m ok with it. I am opting for option B which means utilizing my free time differently, but giving up sitting around reading the same old gossip magazines or going out and possibly spending money that I shouldn’t is a good trade. You see, I don’t have to, no one is counting on me to do so, so it ain’t gonna happen today at 25 degrees! I’ll make it up and I do feel a little lazy at the moment but it’ll get done when I’ll be more comfortable and when my nose won’t stick together when I breathe. When it’s so cold out that I might have to cover my face so I don’t catch PEE-NEW-MONIA I instantly begin my work around solution. It’s funny because I really don’t mind running in the cold but I think I’m not quite adjusted to winter yet. You know that brief time between Fall and Winter when it starts to get cold but isn’t truly freezing but you’d swear it was an ice age….yeah that’s where I am right now! So I didn’t go out running….I ate my pancakes and eggs anyway….. and I will get my butt out there today….just later when it’s warmer and I’ll be happier! Some days it’s all about the compromise and that’s ok as long as you do in fact make it up on the other end.