It has been a while since I made a Running Commentary post. This afternoon I ran for the first time in three day. I have not missed three days in a row for a while. It was one thing I have felt pleased with myself about recently, that I have been running regularly. Well, when you don’t have to go to work in the morning, it is easier to run.
I knew it would be more difficult to talk myself into running after work. I did not even attempt it on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday I tried and failed. Today, I was determined not to lose the progress I have made.
Afternoon running is more difficult for me than morning running. For one reason, I work on my feet all day. In addition to being tired, I have that little devil that sits on one shoulder whispering, “You got plenty of exercise today! Just look at all the walking you did at work!” I resolutely ignored that bastard.
My other problem is that it is hot and sunny in the afternoon. Some people LOVE hot weather. I am not one of them. Today I resolutely ignored myself and got going shortly after work.
And I did not enjoy it. I appreciated the occasional breeze or patch of shade. I tried not to mind the sweat dripping down my face, although it did sting when it got in my eyes. Ouch! I tried to blot them with my sleeves, which helped a little.
It was not a long run, but I did it. Sometimes my stubbornness is my most useful quality. As I ran up my street at the end of my run, I waved at some neighbors on their porch. One lady yelled at me that it was too hot for running.
“You are SO RIGHT!” I answered.
I have run in hotter, muggier weather, and I will undoubtedly do so again. I may write blog posts about it. I do not promise not to complain, but I may write a Lame Post Friday post about what a big baby I am.