Monday, 27 August 2007

Another run to work

This morning I ran to work again. It was a lovely morning. I decided to take Spark Driver's advice and run on the other side of the road facing the traffic. Instead of staying on the road though, I followed the walking path, as I figured it would be even safer. It certainly put a lot more distance between me and the cars, which felt good.

I'm sure the hill on the other side of the road is WAY bigger. It seemed enormous when I was running up it today. As well as seeming to be higher, the walking path goes down at each of the overpasses and then back up, so I kept losing and gaining elevation. To add insult to injury, when I was running down the far side of the hill, I realised that my turn off happened long before the bottom of the hill, which meant that I did a lot more running up than running down. Maybe I should rethink my whole approach and run home from work instead. At least there'd be more downhill.

I was bright pink when I got to work and I felt pink all day. I checked a couple of times and the pink was slowly but surely fading thank goodness. I'm going to have to make sure I don't schedule any meetings where I want to impress people for the first hour or two after I arrive at work! I'm not sure looking as though you're too silly to come out of the sun is the way to impress people.

Last night I realised that I'll have to be a little more organised in future. I had my work clothes sorted, but I'd forgotten about my gym clothes. It meant that I wouldn't be able to get to Body Attack, which was probably a good thing for my legs in retrospect. They are quite tired tonight. Instead I went shopping for a small purse to hold my apartment pass and key. I've been taking my key off the key ring while I run, and I've been fretting about losing it. Did you know that you can have champagne tastes when it comes to holders? Still, I'll be much less worried now, so it's all good.

Warrior Woman pointed out that running home took less organisation. I don't know why I hadn't thought of that. Maybe it's because I see myself as a morning runner. I'll see if I can manage the morning runs, and if it's too much work, I'll think about running home.


warriorwoman said...

Less organisation but its not as much fun as running in the morning.

I'm glad you're still doing the commute - isn't it such an efficient way to exercise?

I bet the pink glow makes you look really healthy as well.

Spark Driver said...

I went for a run this morning at 6am and I now feel on to pof the world. Afternoon running is so hard to get motivated.

lg said...

Stick with it, once you work out exactly what you need and follow this, it will be no problem and you'll feel great for the rest of the day!