Night Running

It’s been crazy hot here lately. We’re still in a severe drought even though we’ve had a couple pop up thunderstorms in the last couple of days. I don’t do mornings, I’ve tried and tried and it just never works out for me. I like to stay up late and sleep in the morning, sometimes even into the afternoon when I can. Running at 7 in the evening is still pretty dang hot, so I’ve been thinking about waiting until its completely dark to run. It doesn’t bother me that much, but there’s always a safety factor to consider. Should I wear a blinky thingy? Should I make Salty wear a blinky thingy? What about a goofy reflective vest or belt? Are my clothes too dark? Is there a boogey man out there!?!?

Do you run in the dark or not? If you don’t, why not? If you do, what safety precautions, if any, do you take?

Confession Time Y’all

Tonight was my first run since the end of April.  I know, I know, Im bad.  May was a busy month.  June 1 is National Running Day, so I had to get out today.  I did day 1 week 3 of c25k and busted it out.  I have some lost time to make up, but if I keep up with it I should be okay for the Firecracker 5k on July 3rd.  I did an butt busting easy 2 miles. 😉

OMG it was hot though.  This was the forecast for today:

Most places said it was over 100 degrees today.  Holy Crap.  I got out there though and I feel better for it.  If you’re local, you know we’re in s severe drought here.  Its insane.

This used to be a substantial stream that I pass on my run.  Its completely dry.  Its depressing.  We need ran y’all!

In lieu of my new nail polish obsession here’s what’s currently on my nails:

Finger Paints: Art Lofty Toffee.  That’s my nails too.  Love it!!

Manic Monday

My left over Chili’s club was flippin awesome after my run.  I feel so satisfied.  I downloaded a new app to my phone that keeps track of my distance and pace.  It totally freaked me out tonight.  It said 5.64 miles with a 7ish minute mile average!!  Ummm, Im in my first CONSISTENT week of c25k…

I checked out my map and it had me all over the place.  At one point I ventured out of my neighborhood, across busy traffic and a Target parking lot and back.  Oh wait, no I didnt!

I ended up just deleting the map, putting in the route I really took and then checking my stats out again.  2.93 miles and a 14ish minute mile.  That’s more like it!  I am a little faster than I thought I was, but Im keeping my pace at 15 minutes to track my calories because those things are really never accurate.  I’d rather be under than over.

My week is a little wonky for running, but here’s my tentative schedule.

Monday – c25k

Tuesday – rest

Wednesday – c25k

Thursday – walk

Friday – rest

Saturday – rest

Sunday – c25k

Generally I wouldn’t plan for three rest days, but a lot of stuff is going on this week, so it is what it is.  I think Im going to try to shoot for a really long walk Thursday, like 4 miles.  I wouldnt try to run that, but a walk with my sweet pup would be fun!