I don’t know what I was thinking last night when I went to bed, but I set my alarm for 5:15 a.m. so I could get up and run outside. I checked the weather and it said that even at 6:00 a.m. it would be a balmy 55 degrees!
Alas, when the alarm went off, I looked at my windows and saw that it was still pitch black outside. Running along the East River in total darkness did not seem like a smart plan, so I snoozed (a lot).
So begins my frustration with the fall/winter months. It’s too dark to run outside in the morning and too dark to run outside after work. I guess I’ll be paying a visit to the dreaded treadmill tonight. Sadness.
How do you cope with seasonal barriers to running? Does anyone run during their lunch breaks? I’ve thought about that, but I doubt my co-workers would appreciate my sweatiness after. Any other creative ideas?
Breakfast today was oatmeal with almond butter, flax seed and a little agave.
After setting my alarm for 5:15 and snoozing until 6:15 (yes, I should have just reset it), I was pretty tired and needed a big coffee and water to revive me.
Lunch today is boring – leftovers from last night and yogurt.
When I packed my lunch this morning, I added a little Newman’s Light Balsamic dressing to this (I figured it might dry out a bit) and it definitely made it tastier.
Snacks this afternoon were an apple and the remainder of the rice chips. I can’t believe these chips lasted me a full week. I think they will be a definite re-purchase.
A running update…I’m trying to convince the hubby to go running with me after work. He could use a stress reliever and it’s so freaking nice outside! I’m hoping he’ll agree.
I think tonight for dinner I’ll make balsamic chicken with grape tomatoes and whatever else I can find in the fridge.
Fun Fact: Since my entrance into the blogging world, I’ve found quite a few other healthy living bloggers who reside in NYC. I’m hoping that Megan, Chelsea and I will be able to get together sometime in the near future… maybe even for a run! A mini blogger-fest of sorts!
Great stuff! Keep up the pace.
I am very fortunate, we have showers & a locker room at my office. So I can shower after a lunch hour run. But if we had no shower, I might make use of baby wipes & body spray (has alcohol in it). That’s what I use after races when I want to change into some normal clothes afterwards. Its not perfection, but at least during cooler weather I don’t sweat as much…. especially if I dress on the cool side.
Running at night isn’t too bad. I have a headlamp and reflective vest I wear. Plus once we get closer to Christmas I love running around and checking out the light displays people have.
But yes treadmills suck, but sometimes you just gotta do it!
Couple of suggestions for fast fall races…. http://www.wineglassmarathon.com and the http://www.baystatemarathon.com
How funny – I was looking at those two and the Steamtown Marathon. Have you run Wineglass and Bay State? If so, any preference?