Seen On My Run

I love to run in the morning, and do well with running at night, but lunchtime runs are rarely good for me. It’s my sleepiest time of the day and my hungriest time of the day. In the summer it can get really hot and humid and I just never feel right. (Listen to all this complaining!) However, today is a gorgeous day and I have my mother-in-law in town to watch my daughter so I was actually excited to go out for a 1pm run. It was a little warm, but not too bad and I had some coffee around 11am to give me energy I desperately needed since I’ve been battling a cold/cough that’s been keeping me awake at night. I got in a good 7.6 miles thanks to the coffee, my mother-in-law, and all the things I saw on my run. Here’s my #seenonmyrun list from today:

  • A man who had to be in his mid-50s, wearing skin-tight black leather pants and no shirt, walking around the local reservoir. I have to hand it to him, he actually looked pretty good, though I wouldn’t recommend his attire for exercise.
  • A woman who was quite possibly ready to give birth any day now, walking her dog in just a sports bra and shorts. You go girl, now that’s confidence!
pregnant woman in support belt

This is how I dressed for running while pregnant-covered up with maternity belt. (27 weeks, November 2009)

  • A kid with a skateboard, going through an intense/thorough stretching routine pre-skate. I don’t know much about skateboarding and never realized stretching was involved.
  • A little old lady, hunched over and all, slowly walking and playing with her dog and smiling at it like it was her best friend in the world. She was so happy and seeing people happy puts me in a good mood.

What’s your favorite time of the day to exercise? Least favorite? Do you have any tricks to get past it like coffee, nap, major pep talk? Did you see anything exciting on your run today?

6 thoughts on “Seen On My Run

    • Haha, glad you like them Joe! I like to use my own pics because it’s fun to look back at them and I don’t have to worry about photo credit. :)

  1. I love the commentary about the people that you saw! I run in the evenings now after Andy is home from work. I get on the treadmill at the gym, put on my iPod and run while staring at a line on the wall. It’s like meditation for me! There are a lot of crazy body building types at my gym that keep me entertained as well.

  2. I’m a big afternoon/evening runner – I like running when I’m done with everything else for the day and I just focus on running. I wish I could be a morning runner to “get it out of the way,” but morning running and I don’t exactly agree – I need coffee, food, etc. I blame it on always practicing in the afternoon/night for the first 22 years of my life.

    • Yep Meggie, I can’t function without breakfast, like can’t run a mile without thinking I’m going to die. I eat right before bed but still wake up starving every day. So I have to get up at least 30 mins before going (usually an hour or more) so I can digest. I usually do pb sandwich or 2 picky bars, or one clif bar and that will hold me over through a run until I can get real breakfast post-run.

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