Now, time for some thinking out loud. I really don’t know how I feel about it practically becoming winter overnight. Between the time change and the cold front that came through, I feel like we just closed the door on any sort of fall that we were having. Plus, Halloween is over and it’s November which means that we are going to be faced with the “holiday season” from now until January 1st. Most of what I have been thinking about has to do with this theme, since that’s what’s been on my mind this week….
I had such a hard time adjusting to the time change. It didn’t really affect me over the weekend because I didn’t have much to do on Sunday, but I was ready for bed at 8pm on Sunday night. I think I made it until 8:30, but I bet you can guess what happened Monday morning…Yep, 4 am I was wide awake. I got up at 4:20 and read blogs before I went running. A productive start to the week, I guess?
The good thing about daylight savings time is that it gets light out earlier in the morning. I have been enjoying the sunrises again.
However, I don’t enjoy it getting dark at 5:30pm. On Tuesday I went to yoga and it was already starting to get dark on my walk there at 5:15. I started wondering what I am going to do in the winter. My yoga studio is about a mile away and there is no parking nearby. I started going in March so I never really had to deal with walking there in the winter, but I have a feeling I am going to be way less motivated to walk there in the cold and dark.
At least its boot season so I can go back to wearing my compression socks all the time!
I’m having a really hard time figuring out what to wear for my morning runs. Some days 45 degrees feels colder than others, depending on the wind. And I feel like my weather app lies about the wind sometimes. I am usually happy in shorts and a long sleeve shirt, and compression socks. I never know when to transition to capris which means that I usually just wear shorts until its too cold and I need to wear tights. I’m trying to start thinking about what I might want to wear for the marathon, but I have no idea how the weather will be. Last time I ran Philly it was in the 50s and I probably dressed way too warm.
On Tuesday the wether was great for running – high 40s and no wind. I think that played a huge part in how good I felt on my run. I was planning to do a steady state run around 7:55-8:15 pace as I have done the past 2 weeks, but it ended up being quite a bit faster. I got home and was all like “I love running!!” and Rob looked at me like I was crazy.
I was in target yesterday and the rumors are true- they have their Christmas section up. Others have said this and I didn’t really want to believe it.
I guess since its the holiday season I need to get my hands on one of those red Starbucks cups!
Do you feel like its suddenly winter/the holiday season?
What temperature is your limit for running in shorts?
Thanks, Amanda, for hosting Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud!