I must admit there have been mornings when I have woken up to run and thought "I really wish I could run at lunch instead because I do not feel like getting up". I always would just push my run off until the night time instead.
Yesterday morning I woke up with full intentions of running. I even got all my gear on and almost headed out the door. Until I realized it was pouring outside. I turned around and got right back into bed, without taking off my clothes and fell back to sleep for 45 minutes.
I knew I needed to run but I had planned to go to yoga after work which left only a lunch run as a possibility. I packed a bag with everything I thought I would need and headed to work.
I was nervous all morning because...
1. What if people from work saw me running?
2. What if I sweat a TON and smelled for the rest of the day?
3. What if my hair got really messed up and there was no taming it?
Of course my eleven o'clock meeting ran long and I didn't get into the bathroom to change until quarter to twelve. We don't have locker rooms here so I was in this tiny stall trying to put on my spandex without touching the dirty floor!
Finally I was ready to go and headed out. It was a gorgeous day with temps hovering around 40F and I just settled into an easy pace. It felt weird to be running because I knew I should have been at work. After a simple out and back I made it back to work and changed into my clothes.
With the use of three simple tools and a wash cloth I almost looked like I hadn't been running. I forgot to take an after picture because I was in such a rush to get back to work. Just imagine me with out crazy fly aways and nice work clothes!
It wasn't easy but it was better than not running at all! Since it was an easy day, I actually didn't sweat that much which made the rest of the day a little bit more comfortable. The afternoon was tough because I was a little bit more tired than usual. It may have been from the run or it may have been because I was dehydrated. I was able to make it to yoga after work which my legs really appreciated.
First lunch run completed! Have a great Tuesday!