I was a lazy bum when I got home from work and crashed on the couch until 7:30pm. Then I kept making excuses why I shouldn't run....Oh...I can do it tomorrow was the biggest one! Then I remembered that I have 3, yes 3, 5k runs this month. I'm not going to break any PB's sitting on my butt!!!
By now it's 8:15 and I need to roll out my legs....then get dressed....so it's now 8:30 as I'm heading out the door. The nights have started to get dark early (sigh...that means fall and then winter...yuck). I digress....as I started out running....it was a great night with a light mist in the air that felt fantastic as I ran. I stuck to the roads and sidewalks that provided some light. I have to say....I don't feel comfortable running in the dark...yet! It didn't help that the mist fogged my glasses and I had to put them on top of my head. Then my nightmare happened...I'm running along...and I can sense a car slowing beside me...and not just a car...but a big crew cab truck. Then came the "excuse me....can you help me? I took a wrong turn." Eeek.....how fast can I run if he opens that door??? I quickly gave directions and then turned around and ran even faster!!! I have to admit it is going to take some getting used to...knowing where all the dips in the road are and being sure of my footing. I'm sure once I've run in the dark a few times it will become more comfortable.
|My app continues to make me smile...|
Kara Goucher made a comment about this run. :)
|This isn't quite the one Heather sent...but you get the idea!|
In other news.....look what I came back to work to......
You'll be happy to know that Day #1 of healthy eating at work was a success.
- Started the day with Granola Shreddies with blueberries (5:30am)
- Next Activa yogurt (8am)
- Then I had the snack below....it was yummy and super filling. (10am)
- Then I had my chicken salad wrap for lunch (1230pm)
- and finally grapes as my afternoon snack. (2pm)
I call that success....what shall I have for Day #2????
Does anyone else hate running in the dark???