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....
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.