The Effects of Running
Next month the hubby and I will be running a half-marathon. I’ve never run a race this late in the year and am definitely noticing the difference of training for a run when it’s chilly outside and I’m out before the sun is.
For one, I’ve noticed that it’s even harder to get up in the morning. Even though it’s the same time I’ve been getting up for a year, when the sun isn’t up it just feels wrong to be getting out of bed.
The second difference is the actual part of running before the sun has risen. I’ve been considering getting reflective running gear so that I don’t get worried every time a car passes me that the driver doesn’t notice me running (even though I’m on the sidewalk and they’re hopefully on the road). I used to think these were silly and unnecessary. Now I completely see the point; oh how the tables have turned. Do you use anything like this?
Once I get myself out of bed and into a rhythm I am always so glad to be outside with my feet hitting the pavement, my thoughts free to run faster than my feet and a moment of quiet before the day begins.
During the weekend is when we do our long runs and sprints together. These are also the days we notice ourselves looking for a few extra snacks around the house. These gluten-free crackers from Crunchmaster could not have come at a more perfect time! The Hint of Sea Salt was perfect to dip in a big bowl of soup while the White Cheddar were delicious on their own. Both flavors were perfectly seasoned, light and crunchy!
~What is the silliest thing you do or wear when exercising?