It seems like just the other week that running 5 or 6 miles would not be hard. To my frustration and surprise, after running this morning, it was hard!!! It's only been a few weeks post-marathon and while I haven't been outside running, I have been working out at the gym. Guess I'm using different muscles, because I huffed and puffed my way through 5.4 miles today. I realize this is when I am supposed to enjoy some down time, recovering after the marathon, but holy cow, the fact that I feel as though I have lost my speed in a few weeks is incredible! I am signed up to do the White Rock 1/2 marathon in Dallas next weekend so we'll see how that goes. I'm going to try to get in 9 this weekend. More than anything, I need to probably lace up my shoes and get back outside. Even in the cold weather, workouts must go on! (sigh) Any motivational tips for running in cold weather?