Friday was a day of work, so I wasn’t able to get out for a run until just before dark. Running in the dark suits me just fine. Running after work is harder for me and seems like a chore. I took my time getting ready and started out with no real plan or distance goal. Listening to your body is a good idea and a good way to keep healthy. Just make sure you are listening to the right things and you don’t find yourself always cutting your runs short. I decided to listen to my body and I was done at 10.5 miles. Looking back at the stress of this last week, I feel the distance was enough.
Looking at the rest of the month, I see that I will have to fly most of the weekends, so I am going to change my running schedule. Doing my long runs on the week-days should not pose a problem.
Sunday evening after work I decided to do a hill workout. It was still light when I started so I didn’t need to bring my head lamp with me. I felt good at the start and after a 1.5 mile warm up I was able to run up and down 33 hills in 7 miles. I then had a .5 mile cool down. As some of you may know, it is fun to bomb down the hills. Going up is not as much fun, but the reward is the down hill. Water was all I needed on this run, after having a breakfast and lunch earlier. Hammer Recoverite was needed after the run. A good run overall.
Tuesday morning I was able to get in a nice 5k before starting work. The sunrise was spectacular. My music selection varied between Saint Anyway and Rush. Throw in a few songs by Johnny Cash and you have the ingredients needed to start the day off right. And then I got called in to start work early……..