I can really feel the FALL weather coming on. And I like it!
I love the fall for the mere fact that I can wear sweatshirts, run through piles of fallen leaves while admiring the beautiful changing colors, college football season and that I can run outside in almost perfect weather. It’s not too hot or too cold… it’s jussssst right!
What I don’t love is the window to run in the light after work is getting smaller & smaller these days.
I’m not opposed to running in the dark but I won’t do so without a running buddy. And well sometimes that’s not always easy to find.
Since I’m still tapering for the ole marathon on Sunday, the training schedule run can actually be done during my lunch break.
So I welcomed back with open arms the Lunch Time Work Out (LTWO) as Aneta has dubbed it!
Ah yes… it felt so good to be able to sweat it up over my lunch hour.
Yesterday’s run was another 40 minute run.
The key to lunch time running is to pack your workout clothes the night before, pack a lunch and don’t let anything interfere with your lunch time date!
You gotta fully commit!
By doing so, I have completely eliminated the issue of running into the dark. My run for the day is done. Yipppppeeeee!
Now after said run, I was feeling lots of shin pain in my left leg and pain on the inner arch of my right foot. I’ve been dealing with this arch pain on and off since I ran the 18 miler, but haven’t been able to pin point it. It comes and goes.
My TNT Friend Jenn suggested I stop running completely until the marathon. Give my feet and legs some time to rest and recover before the big day.
I think she is right. I would only be foregoing one short run (30 minutes).
So folks… that’s it. I’m not running until I’m making my way to that finish line on Sunday.
It feels weird to say that. It also feels weird to think I won’t run for 4 more days. I can’t believe how much running has become my second nature!
Oh well, resting is the best thing right now.
So resting is what I will be doing!
Just think… only 4 sleeps (as Marlene would say) and a wake-up until M-Day!