I can't help but wonder if it's because y'all aren't dressing properly?
Running in the winter is stellar. I'm telling you! It's so calm and peaceful outside. There isn't as much traffic. You don't walk in the door totally drenched in sweat. You really can enjoy the benefits of outside running year round. The key is dressing properly.
Here is what I wore on my 12 mile run last night-
In lower temperatures you might see me running in:
19 to10 degrees- I like to throw a wind breaker on over the top of this.
10 to -18 degrees- I wear a beanie that covers my entire head, a thicker pair of gloves, and a lined cold gear jacket that I got from Columbia for $30.
When I run at night I always wear my amphipod vest, a blinking LED light on my rear, and a head lamp.
Don't be afraid of the cold weather! What's the worst that could happen? I suppose you could walk in the door and look like this:
It helps to warm up with some hot cocoa and a bath :).