If you sing that to the tune of Lady Gaga’s Applause, it sounds awesome. Last night, I got home from work a little after 6:00. I had decided that I was going on a date with the pavement and a bad ass playlist and nothing was going to stop me. I was actually in the mood for running and I was ready to bring it. I knew I needed to get going quickly, though, because it is starting to get dark earlier. I know I might seem
tough, but I’m a sissy when it comes to being in the dark…alone. I headed to the Greenway, which is a paved trail that literally runs from one side of our city to the other. This was fine and dandy for ohhhhh, about 5 minutes.
I was already booking it because I knew it was going to get dark pretty quickly and I wanted to at least get in 5-6 miles. Well that wasn’t happening outside. I ran almost a mile and started to get really spooked so I turned around and hauled butt back to my starting point. I ended up running my fastest 1.5 miles yet (right at 14 minutes) simply because I was running out of sheer terror. And okay, 1.5 miles in 14 minutes might sound pretty crummy to most of you but I’m a 10 minute miler all the way around. So I was impressed with myself…especially considering I haven’t been training like I should be. I came to the conclusion that if my next half-marathon (November) was run in the dark and complete silence, I would come in under 2 hours (not). But seriously, some of you can run in the dark. I, on the other hand, can’t handle it. It’s a great way to push yourself though.
Since I hadn’t been able to get my 5-6 miles in on the pavement, I hurriedly drove over to Gold’s Gym which was like 5 minutes from where I was running. I quickly got on the treadmill and turned out another 3.5 miles. So all in all, I got 5 miles in last night. I actually felt great about it. I suppose the adrenaline running through my body from running in complete terror carried over to my efforts on the treadmill and I booked it. I really enjoyed my run last night. I also love my music. Here is my go-to playlist right now…I just hit shuffle and go.
There may be a duplicate song or two up there…just means I really like it 🙂 I was happy to get in a run longer than 3 miles because that’s all I’ve had time for lately. Time…schedules…ugh…that’s a story for another day. I hope y’all have a great Thursday…It’s a busy day for me after work. DANCE PRACTICE!
PS. I don’t know how some of you handle running in the dark. Even if I had a flashlight, I’d still be terrified. Kudos to you!