Alright runner friends, I’ve got a question for you. Actually you don’t even have to be a runner, just have some logical thinking skills and help me out here.
So the dilemma is this: I have no idea when I can go running anymore. I’ve been super spoiled for the past 5 months with basically no schedule and because of that I’ve been able to run whenever I want. Any time of day, any day of the week. Well now I’ve got myself a 9-5 (which is really more like an 8:15-6:15 including commute time) and I’m in a pickle.
Basically, it’s dark when I wake up (giving myself time to run before I get ready for work) and its dark when I get home. I’m not a member of a gym yet because hello I need to save up some dollars before I can go doing stuff like paying to exercise.
The way I see it, I have a few options:
1. Arm myself and run in the dark. (Mom just skip to the next point because you aren’t going to approve of this one.) I feel like it would be safer to run at 6:30 pm as opposed to 5:30 am, so maybe grab my pepper spray and run in a well-lit, heavy populated area?
2. Just be a weekend runner. I know I could get my exercise in using P90X or something similar, but I don’t really want to forgo running all week long. Also, one of my New Years Resolutions is to run 156 of days in 2013 (that’s 3 times a week for those of you calculating in your head). Sooo basically this option is out.
3. Make Jonathan run with me. This is actually kind of laughable because he ran our last half marathon an hour faster than me. Yep, you read that right, a whole hour. I’m reeeeeally slow. So either I need to seriously pick up the pace or Jonathan can just walk while I run beside him. Both seem like they would be miserable experiences for him.
So, uh… thoughts? Obviously none of this will matter in a few months when it stays light out for longer, but I am in need of a solution for the next few months. Charlotte peeps – if any of you run slow (I’m talking 10:00 pace here okay) and want a running buddy send me an email. Not even joking. Okay thanks in advance for all of your help!