SIGH

NO!  I shouldn’t run today — since I’m going to do a few miles after my long run Sunday!

Ack!

Screw that, I’m running later this afternoon.  I got great advice from Steve on how to increase myself to 5 days a week running.

YAY!

Annnd … I haven’t changed Wallpaper, but I thought this was neat:


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Rainy Days

So, I rather like running in the rain, but I’m pretty sure my 5 miler isn’t in today’s cards.  Last night I got horrendously sick — I threw up a bunch when I got home and barely ate anything (and was still nursing serious nausea throughout the night).  I still don’t feel quite right.  My ankle is achy from this . . .bug bite?  Scratch mark?  I don’t even know what the hell it is . . .

Either way, I’m going to slide my schedule a bit — and I’ll get in the miles Thursday / Friday.  So far, Sunday is looking good for the long run, but I’ll see. . . .

A First

I’ve never run after I come home — normally I like to either get my long distance done earlier, or get my mid distance in during my work day, or something — but either way, I’ve not run through sunset.   But today, of course, I didn’t get a break long enough to really even have a non-eventful lunch, so there was no way I could have torn myself away (I didn’t have any block remotely over an hour from the moment I sat down!)

But, today, since I couldn’t do it at work — and miles don’t run themselves, I decided to do the run around 6 PM, so it was also the first run through the park when it wasn’t some extremely early time.  I ran past kids playing on the swingsets, other runners, and one gorgeous sunset over the reservoir.  I’ve really taken to running without music — the sound of my footfalls and breathing helps me to know what level of exertion that I’m at, and I generally feel much safer, as I can easily hear if a car is slowing down to turn or not.  The nice thing about running on the trail around the park is it has a lot more cushion, but I also like the path because it’s not concrete. . .

Anyway, what a great run.  A teensy bit over 4 miles, but still good. 

WHEW

Luckily, awesome knitting friend was ok with moving lunch, so I’ll run on my lunch again.  I DID set my alarm to go off, woke up, thanked the stars I could reschedule it and did so.  Next week — I’ll be running those short 3 / 4 mile stints in the early morning with the long mid week run during my lunch Wednesday…