Pushing Through Daylight Saving Time

I lost an hour sleep last night because of Daylight Saving Time but I was determined to run this morning so I did and it felt awesome and now it’s official. I am back in the game!

I had planned to meet up with some other runners at 8:00 this morning but on account of the phone displaying 8:00 when your body “knows” it’s only 7:00, I was fully aware that this would be the day when everyone is at least half an hour late for everything.

So I showed up at 8:00 and waited and waited and when I didn’t see anyone else, I went running. I had to! No point in observing Daylight Saving Time and getting up an hour earlier if we are not going to do something special with the extra time.

Also, my Nike Fitness Watch is very persistent in its reminders these days and if you notice in the picture below, there is no option to respond “No”. You can only say “Ok”, meaning “Yes, we are indeed running today” and I try to keep my promises, even when I am talking to machines.

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This is what I took with me when I went running.

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I ran to Central Park, did a hill repeat and back. 3.1 miles total in 34 minutes. I had to stop a few times for walk breaks and I stopped to take pics because I was just so happy to be out there. Slow going but I’ll take a 11:10 pace over a 0:00 pace any day! And I know it’s going to take at least 2 weeks to get back to my fitness level before i stopped running, which even then, wasn’t the best.

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Running when the kids are still playing ice hockey just makes me feel like a hard core runner
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The Central Park Lake is still frozen

I could have kept running but I had Pathfinders so it was a quick run back to meet up with them. We had a surprise visit from Linda, a fitness instructor from the local YMCA, and she took us through some stretches and toning exercises that I’ve never done before. And because she’s a professional, the tightness that I had in my hamstring after running disappeared after the session with her. Awesome tips to incorporate when I workout at home.

I’m back in the game. Planning to run 3 or 4 times this week, starting slow and gradually working back. It took Daylight Saving Time and my Nike watch to push me off the bench but now that I’m back in the game, I intend to play! And I intend to RUNWRIGHT!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Good for you that you are back to running, enjoy! I can imagine running in Central Park would make any run worth while.

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    1. runwright says:

      It really does. Central Park is such a beautiful backdrop for any moment, but also the runners that you are guaranteed to see almost anytime you get on the loop. When I arrived, there were so many runners, I wondered for a moment if there was a race in progress. There wasn’t! Just regular people, logging miles before breakfast.

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  2. I feel you on having to push through to get my run out of the way, but cheers to you for getting out!

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    1. runwright says:

      Thanks. It really did feel wonderful. It might be hard to get started but you usually don’t regret a run once you’ve done it.

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  3. Christina says:

    Awesome! I should follow in your steps!

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    1. runwright says:

      Thanks, Christina. We just have to do what we can.

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