By nature, I am an early morning runner. In fact, one of my favorite sayings is "up before the sun, to get it done." That being said, I had planned on doing another after school run today to get my mileage in for the day when I came upon an idea.
My job as a school administrator does not afford me the opportunity to squeeze a lunch time run or for that matter sometimes a lunch without interruption most days. However, I know that people swear by their lunchtime workouts as a way of maximizing their time and giving them energy for the rest of the day. So, with a Professional Development day on tap and an hour available for lunch, I thought, why not try out this lunch time run thing?
I am not gonna lie. As I sat through several meetings in the morning, I was giddy with the thought of slipping into my S3's (shorts, shirt, and shoes), sliding out for an easy 3, and hurriedly trying to scarf down some food within the hours time. The temp was a cool and comfortable 56 degrees with not a cloud a sight. Even though I gotten in just over 7 miles earlier that morning, the legs felt loose and light carrying my swiftly over the 3 miles in just under 24 minutes.
Post run, I slipped back into my work attire, scarfed down some food and resumed listening to presentations by various community agencies. However, the sweet smell of funk and the salty residue crusted on my brow was a reminder if only to me of the fun I had trying out this lunch run thing.