I had a 90 minute run on my schedule for this weekend. I woke up before 6 am without an alarm on Sunday morning thanks to the time change. Since I figured my neighbours wouldn’t appreciate me banging flooring in that morning I quickly got dressed and headed out for my run. Despite the fact that the sun wasn’t up yet it was actually quite nice out. 0C. You guys are probably laughing at my definition of “nice” but these days if the temperatures aren’t below 0C then it is actually kinda warm!
I haven’t done a 90 minute run in I don’t know how long. Probably back at Lake Stevens. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I actually felt great on the run! I kept getting progressively faster throughout the run, with the exception of the last mile which was uphill. As the sun was coming up it was turning out to be a beautiful day. What a great morning for a run!
This being the morning after Halloween you could tell that some neighbourhood kids had been up to some mischief the night before. Running through one little cul-de-sac some kids had taken all of the carved pumpkins that people had put out and smashed them all in the street. What a mess!
I run past this one house quite frequently and they have a medium to large hairy dog. Not too sure on the breed. I’ve noticed that they often have their dog tied up to the porch which is really just a set of steps and a concrete square in front of their front door. Basically it is just large enough for this dog to lie down on. Yesterday when I ran past their house it was probably just before 7 am…still dark out…and I could see a fuzzy shape by the front door. It was 0C outside and this poor furry fella was probably sleeping outside all night. It just broke my heart.
Does November equal the start of the holiday season to you? The Christmas coffees are coming out at Second Cup and Starbucks and I saw my first Christmas shopping related commercial last night. Anyhow, I figured this was a good time to try out my Vanilla Gingerbread holiday GU. Hmm, not my favourite. In my opinion it is way too sweet for me and I found the gingerbread flavour a little too overpowering. I’ll stick with the chocolate mint I think!