The week after my little escape was the week of Thanksgiving.
Even with the holiday week being busy catching up and being tired from the trip, I still managed to get out for 3 runs that week. It doesn’t sound like much but considering my track record for 2020, it’s pretty damn good.
Not to say it was all rosy. The more I ran, the more I noticed that my backside hurt. I knew I had a very large bruise but now I felt pain in my hips and lower back. Maybe I landed harder than I thought? So I took a few days off. Like I really need an excuse to be lazy. Plus work was a little cuckoo so I was usually beat by the end of the day.
Actually, I know part of my problem is ripping off the band-aid. That first night run every year carries nerves. Which is silly I know. I have good routes. Or I did, that is part of my issue now. I don’t run from work when it’s dark out for a couple of reasons. I used to drive to another office and run from there- I had a nice street to run on. Except now that office is my office and the street has a lot of construction right now. More than a few sidewalks are tore up and blocked off. On both sides of the street. Grrr.
Which leaves me only one runnable night route. And I am not a fan of that predictability. I admit I probably don’t think about running solo all that often (yes, I have pepper spray) but dark o’clock winter does make me a little nervous.
And then there’s morning running but then worrying about mountain lions and my beast of a driveway become a thing. Dude, I need a treadmill. Honestly, it’s not even the price of a treadmill that is holding me back. It’s that I have zero space to put it. Zero. I can’t even find space in the garage. Also, that would be fun- a 30 degree morning run in winter and 110 degree run in summer. Yay, for California weather.
Maybe I just need to whine it out before I rip off the band aid. Maybe.
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I can understand your issue with safety and running. Its a tough balance that I didn’t realize so many women had to deal with, but Mountain Lions too!?!? Yikes.
Granted the lions are more active in the summer, but yeah they like to wander around my neighborhood sometimes. Yay?
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Hope the days off was enough to make your backside feel better. I don’t run at night, but don’t really have a place to do so. I do, however, have a treadmill in my basement. One of the best purchases I ever made. Wish you had someplace to put one. Be safe out there.
I try to figure out how to fit one somewhere daily these days. Then I was thinking maybe I could make the street with construction work only to hear someone I know may have broken their ankle running it tonight! Nope, no night running on that street!
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Oh no. I hope the person you know is okay. Be careful out there.
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