I am very much enjoying the daylight when I start running at 5:30 in the morning. It brightens my mood immensely.
Over the course of one year, I figure I end up running 6 months in the daylight and 6 months in darkness. That is, of course, when I run early in the morning. I don’t even know how that compares to other areas of the country.
I only ran two miles this morning since I don’t want to do too much too soon after the marathon. But even that short distance provided the runner’s high I crave every morning.
Picture taken a little before 6:00 a.m. The snow is slowly going away. It still gets below freezing at night but usually makes it into the low 40s during the day. Better than freezing cold temperatures all day long.
After running and getting ready, I met my friend Katie for some coffee and a chance to catch up. We talked about Boston, our jobs, and dreamed about moving out of state.
We hung out at Kaladi Brothers for a little over an hour before it was time to go to work. We were enjoying our time when the power randomly went out. I’m not sure why it went out—possibly because it was so windy? But it reminded me of the time Craig and I didn’t have power for 3.5 days last fall.
Work was work. Yesterday I found a different chair to use at my desk in hopes it will help alleviate my hamstring issues. I still feel my hamstring flare up every once in a while and think it is due to my new(ish) desk job. I try to stand at work as much as possible, which I think (hope) helps, but I thought my chair could be playing a part as well, so I swapped it out for something different.
I also wanted to buy these Mizuno Maverick Split Shorts, but Running Warehouse was going to charge me $7 to ship them to Alaska, so I’ll probably ship them to my sister and then have her mail them to me for a couple bucks.
I have a bazillion other things I want to buy: Hunter boots, Tory Burch flats, sunglasses for running, etc., but money doesn’t grow on trees, so I will have to be very strategic as to what I buy.