It seemed like the theme of last week was running through the darkness. Lately it’s been all about headlamps and reflective gear. Although somehow two of my headlamps have stopped working over the past month so I’ve switched to knuckle lights. I’m looking forward to getting some more light in the mornings next week!
This time of year is especially creepy with all the Halloween decorations out. When I am running around my neighborhood there are always lots of animals like deer and foxes. Sometimes I don’t know whether something is a lawn decoration or a real animal. One house has some sort of creepy man propped up against a tree (I couldn’t tell what it was supposed to be because it was too dark) but I really had to question if it was a real person as I was running by.
Other than the darkness and decorations, it was another good week of running.
Monday: 4 miles + Strength Training
I had a hard time getting out of the door on Monday and opted for the treadmill instead. I was quickly reminded that I prefer running outside. I’ll likely try to save my treadmill runs for when it’s a little colder or worse weather like rain or strong wind.
Tuesday: 6 miles + mobility
It felt so good to be outside after the previous day’s treadmill run! It was one of those runs that I didn’t have high expectations for but it turned out being a really good run.
Wednesday: 4 miles + Strength Training
Nothing too special about this run. I ran loops around my neighborhood and it was a little chilly for shorts
Thursday: 6 miles
This was another great run! The first mile was a little tough, but then I started to feel really good and ended up running 6 miles instead of the 5 I had planned. (Then I had to rush to get ready for work in time.)
Friday: 7 miles
So this was actually only going to be a 3 mile run. I really don’t even know how it turned into 7. I’ve done 7 the last few Fridays and it just felt right. I had enough time because initially I was going to try to get in some yoga after my shorter run. Well I guess I must have really been avoiding the yoga or something because I chose to just keep running!
It was rainy, windy, and cold so a perfect day to rest.
Sunday: 4 miles
It was a nice fall day and I ran faster than expected! (Plus, I didn’t have to run in the dark!) The route I took is an out and back- the first half is uphill and the second half is downhill. SoI usually surprise myself with my paces at the end.
Total: 31 miles
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How were your workouts last week?
Have your runs been in the dark lately?
Ever get freaked out by certain decorations?