As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, my job reaches a point of pure ridiculousness this time every year. Yesterday, I was exhausted from two days of long meetings, 2 long drives, and just from being so focused for too many days in a row.
Due to an early meeting hasn’t been able to run in the morning, like I usually try to do, and needed to get in a short 2 miler. I also had several more hour of work to get done to meet some deadlines. Enter my brilliant concept:
I’ve run in the evening on several occasions, but had never run at night before. My run, while horribly hot and humid, and filled with some massive hills, was great. No knee pain – thank you KT Tape – I felt free and alive, even though I dodged a few cars. My red blinker on my chest maybe should have been brighter, but the bright pink skirt and orange top both had reflectors.
My plan worked! My 2 mile run through the apartment complex and the strip mall parking lot next door was wonderful. I was able to finish my work deliverables, and finally packed up to head to bed around 12:30. Falling asleep was harder than expected, but I’d gotten in my run, felt good, and I wasn’t going to let anything keep me from my training.
Are you a night runner?
What’s the oddest place you’ve gone for a run?
I’m not condoning it, but what are some stay awake tips you’ve tried?
Again, no hint today.