My half marathon plan for this week was a little flexible and I didn't really feel like doing another speed workout so I decided to run to work.
Since this was my second time, I was much better prepared than last time...
I brought my shower items and work clothes with me to work on Wednesday.
I left my purse at work and only brought home things I wanted to carry on the run.
This morning I was up early to get myself ready. I usually don't eat before morning runs and although my average morning run is 4-6 miles, I decided to try this run without eating partially because I saw the RW article and my running buddy never eats before runs less than 13 miles.
I packed up my nathan hydration pack (my review of pack) with keys, ID, credit card, Gu chomps (just in case), water, and my phone and headed out at 5am.
It didn't really get much better, but the sun was slowly rising as I pounded out more and more miles and before I knew it I was about half way to work. There were some pretty sights to see while I ran but I cannot take good/non blurry pictures on my phone while running.
The last few miles were definitely more difficult because it was humid and I was thirsty. I didn't want to stop to take out my water (wasn't using the bladder in the pack) because I needed to get to work. After 13 miles I rolled into work just before 7am and of course I saw one of my co-workers. He was slightly impressed that I had run to work and also grossed out a bit because I was soaking in sweat.
|Super sweaty shorts!|
|Yummy Bacon, egg and cheese on an english muffin with Iced coffee!|
A weekday long run is pretty fun even if it isn't a run to work. I strongly suggest trying it. Kind of makes you feel pretty awesome for the rest of the day because you cranked out a ton of miles before most people are up!
Hope you all are having a good week! Happy Thursday!