Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Secret to Lunch Runs

The weather this week has unbelievable for March.  With the morning temperatures still hanging in the 30s, I have been opting to complete my runs at other times.

Yesterday was the first outdoor practice for my running club.  It was a glorious 55F when I got out of work and I was so excited to see all my friends and run a hard workout.  In the Spring we always meet at a local park area which I just love because it has a nice paved road around a large reservoir with a nice uphill and downhill portion. 

The workout was very tough - 5x1000m at interval pace with equal rest/recovery - but it was great to be running in shorts! First run of 2012 in shorts.


Often times I will run Wednesday morning after my Tuesday night workouts, but sometimes it is just too exhausting to get up early and run.  This week it was especially hard because I am still recovering from being sick and also we have daylight savings time.

Daylight savings time really has kicked my butt this week and so I decided Wednesday would be a lunch run.  It worked out perfectly too since the temperature finally had risen to 50F by noon today when I headed out for my easy run.

When I got back I didn't really feel like taking a cold shower, since I am pretty sure the hot water still doesn't work in the showers at work.  I had packed a very special item that has helped me in the past to rebound from a lunch run without a shower....


My hairdryer.

Because I sweat in my hair.  No matter what I just do, so I have found that if I can't take a shower, blow drying my hair is the best way to freshen up my hair.  I have used this technique more often after my long runs on Saturday morning when I hit up Pilates class at the gym.  It really does the trick to make people think you weren't just sweating your head off.

After my run, lunch never tasted any better! Leftover tacos with ground beef and rice with a side of corn chips, avocado, tomatoes, salsa and a dash of sour cream. 


Happy Wednesday!!

9 comments:

Marlene said...

I had planned to run this morning but I was so beat from 10 miles last night, I could not do it! Turns out it was the perfect day for a lunch run!

Lunch tastes sooo good after running too. :)

YAY SHORTS!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I really love lunch runs! I'm hoping to get back into them once I'm more settled at my new job! And yes, blowdrying your hair totally helps, also sweat makes my fine hair have SO MUCH volume so it usually looks better after I blowdry the sweat. HA!

mrs.monica @ RTP_inHeels said...

wish I could lunch run. As a teacher, I get 25 minutes start to finish. I can barely pee, eat and pump (for baby). I'm very jealous!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I wish I could run during lunch since I work on a trading floor, that just doesn't work as people don't tend to take lunches... But it would be hard for me to pull off because I sweat so much!! I think it's awesome that you can fit it in over your lunch!

Page said...

Hairdryer = genius! Now if only my office had a gym...

Aneta said...

that is a great secret! thnx for sharing.

im considering doing a 4 week boot camp class that starts at 6 am near my work and there is no showers. so this is a great way to freshen up!

Jamie said...

I ran in shorts this week too! (But, I do think I have some other times this year already).

I like your trick for lunch runs, I don't shower at work since it would take too much time so maybe I will steal this idea!

Allison said...

I'm very intrigued by the hair dryer tip. I'm definitely going to have to try it!

Rach said...

I have heard this hair dryer tip! Unfortunately I feel like this would not work well on my curly/thick/annoying hair.