|Not a good choice for 63°|
Today’s run (street): 3.2 miles
I worked from home today and that saved me approximately three hours of total commuting time. I started working at 5:00 AM and took a break around 8:00 to do my run. It was 63 degrees outside but it felt cold in my house. I probably should have gone with short sleeves, but I went with long sleeves on top and shorts on the bottom. It’s what I call a runner’s mullet.
Halfway through my run I renamed it the “runner’s bad decision” because the low clouds had given way to sunny skies and I was heating up fast. My distance target was modest and I knew my run would be short enough to bear the heat. About 2/3rds through my run, my cell phone rang. It was my office and I had to think about whether I’d cop to running when I answered it. Luckily it took so long to fish my phone out of my SPIbelt that the call went to voicemail. On the bright side, that short break cooled me down nicely.
The fact that someone was waiting for me to respond motivated me to pick up my speed. I covered the last mile much faster than the previous two and I was back home and on the phone in 10 minutes. I’m glad I had the opportunity get my run in today. Next week will very tight and I’ll need to go into the office on Friday. Monday is a holiday so I’ll get to string four runs in a row. That’s good because, after Monday, I’ll probably go run-less until next Saturday.