Thursday, December 4, 2008
Morning Runner Syndrome....
Usually I run around 6:30-ish....well today I woke up early for some reason and couldn't go back to sleep, so I decided to go running...it was 5......a.......m. Yes....it was early. And dark. And cold. And did I mention early? To fight the coldness I bundled up really well, with my new gloves and even a neck warmer. I was nice and toasty after about a mile.
And, to fight the dark, I wore my new little runner's light that my parents got me as an early Christmas gift. I think they were worried after reading my last post about running in the dark. The light is actually pretty cool, it clips on your body and gives off a nice red shine, kind of like a bicycle light. The only place I could find to clip it was on my collar, so I felt like I had a red-orange glow on my face the entire way. Thanks mom, I felt extra safe today. I tried to take a picture of the light above, didn't really come out too well.
Just did a nice, easy 2.5 mile run today, at about a 8:50 pace. It was about 20 degrees this morning, so that was about as far as I felt like running in that coldness. I am hoping it is warmer than this on Saturday for the Jingle Bell Run.