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1. Weather - “There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” - Bill Bowerman. Well, call me the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because I'm a softy. Other than my weekly long run, which I have done faithfully, my outdoor running has been minimal, in great part because of the weather. I can't run everyday due to various circumstances, but when I have been able to run, the weather has been abysmal. I can do cold, but have refused to do cold + wind + precipitation. I want to enjoy my runs, but really have a tough time when it sucks outside.
2. Baby Time Baby - I have a warm baby who likes to cuddle and get "Daddy Time" when I get home and I am happy to oblige. Mama needs a baby break and I feel bad coming home after work and then leaving again.
3. Schedule Change - Last year, I had decent mileage in the winter. It was in part to good weather, but also because of my schedule, where I had Saturday - Monday off work. This would allow me to usually do a long run Saturday and a mid distance run at a faster pace on Monday. It worked out pretty well for that purpose.
4. Everything Else - Work, stress, kids activities, less sleep due to baby time, poor road conditions, etc.