I believe I may be the only person to publically declare my love for Daylight Savings Time today. While others may be groaning about waking up an hour earlier as their bodies haven’t adjusted to the time change yet, I am walking on sunshine and thrilled to be running with sunrises again.
Saturday night, I happily set my clock an hour behind. Like a child at Christmas, I anticipated a magical moment the next morning and as to not disappoint, my running partners and I were greeted by a beautiful sunrise early Sunday morning. Even a rainbow stretched across the sky as we ran and I knew our run would be magically delicious.
For this week’s Sunday, I faced 13 miles and the half-way mark to my final goal. I accomplished my run in a decent time (2:29:36). Since last week, I really pushed myself and felt exhausted after my run, I tried to keep my pace at 10-10:30 this week. Plus, I ate well the day before, ate an hour before my run, walked when necessary and rehydrated at each rest.
During this week’s long Sunday run, I encountered an unfortunate situation when someone pinched my water bottle. During my runs, I strategically place my water bottles around the neighborhood while I run because I hate running with water bottles. I don’t like holding water bottles while I run and unfortunately, I do not own a water fanny pack. Instead, I prefer to leave my water bottles next to random stop signs so when I return from a 2 mile stretch, I can reward myself with a water break. If my running partner wasn’t with me, I think I would have thought that I losing my mind because this thirsty thief eco-friendly neighbor also pinched Tiffany’s bottle, too.
Next weekend, I will be camping with friends. Our camping menu often consists of mass quantities of beer and s’mores, which is not the best running food. Thankfully, this week’s long run is a stepback week and only a 10 mile run. Since I lack the willpower to refrain from binge drinking or eating less s’mores, I will attempt damage control on Sunday by eating healthy foods and arranging to run in the evening.