I am so looking forward to Daylight Savings Time this weekend!
Getting out of bed wasn’t easy this morning. My alarm went off at 4:30 am again — Darn it, Steve Jobs, help fix my iPhone! An hour later, when it was actually time to get up, I did so very reluctantly.
Bed = warm and cozy
Central Park = dark and freezing
But as always, I reminded myself how great I’ll feel once I’m out there, and how great I’ll really feel once the run is over.
My phone said it was 37 degrees out. Once the temperature starts dropping I have a hard time figuring out what to wear. Today I went with capri pants, a long-sleeved cotton dry fit Nike shirt and a super old puffy vest that I got at the Gap in high school. I was very comfortable, especially since it was dark the whole time I was out.
I’m still adjusting to my new running route. It’s 6 miles, instead of the 5 I used to do every morning at my old apartment. It’s also in Central Park, so it’s much hillier, whereas my old course was totally flat.
I’m keeping my pace pretty consistent, I think (gotta get that Garmin), and I’m enjoying the change of scenery and new people watching. Though I can’t see too much—it’s dark out!
One thing I noticed yesterday and again today is that I feel like I’m flying lately. I’m not sure whether or not my pace has picked up, or just leveled out because of the added hills, but in my last mile today I felt like I was comfortably sprinting.
I think it’s the weather. My muscles had finally warmed up—or gone numb, I’m not sure—and my breathing was even and steady. I just felt really good. Can’t complain about that!
I did experience a bit of under-bra chafing—sorry for any image I just put in your head—so I’m hoping to make some time to run out on lunch today and get some Body Glide at Jack Rabbit. I’ll also be ready to invest in new sneakers soon, which is always a treat!
In non-running news (for once), the apartment is so, so great. I can’t believe how much we got done last night and I’m thrilled with the progress we’ve made.
I’m used to being very confined to my bedroom, but now I have all the space in the world.
After my run this morning, I stretched and did crunches in the living room, showered in my own bathroom, turned on the Today show in the bedroom and got ready in my “office.”
I’m a happy girl.
Have a great day, everyone!