I think this is the day that I resigned myself to the fact that all evening runs will happen in the dark for the next six months or so. Even if the evening starts at 4pm.
Shaved 14 minutes off my Marseille-Cassis PB and didn’t even get rained on!
I gave in and got a gym membership, mainly because I have three gyms in a 400m radius around my house. The one I chose has a nice “women’s gym” that’s quite nice and quiet in the early hours when I usually go (the general gym floor is also quite quiet but it feels less cosy)… and now I’ve googled strength exercises for runners. What in the world is happening? How long till I hate all gyms again?
I’m putting off going for today’s 8km run by post-processing photos and scheduling posts. Maintaining a running streak is all fun and games but then you realise that there are still a couple of months of the sun only appearing every couple of weeks because of short daylight hours and general cloudiness. The summer always makes me forget what’s to come!
Won’t lie, I kind of miss the days of being to run in just a t-shirt, even in the rain.
At least the rain keeps most tourists off the path… so the amount of dodging to do doesn’t really go up?
I know that the act of giving gifts brings more happiness than the act of receiving but I still like receiving gifts during RedditGifts exchanges and I’ve just had the worst luck recently – no gifts even though I spent time and money sending stuff, no nothing, boo! For small(er) exchanges I don’t even bother signing up for the regifting option but for Arbitrary Day I did… and my Secret Santa sent me a super fancy version of those scratch-off maps and provided further incentive for running with a funky armband, never seen those before!
Going running every morning at the same time is a great way to see the change in daylight we get around here.
The shirt we got was nice, so there’s that.
Opened the fake beer, tasted a tiny bit, decided that I was not ready for it, put in the fridge, it’s still there weeks later.
Strategic placement to avoid the sun in the photo early in the morning.
Yep, yep, keeping the running streak going is all about discipline and not motivation on 99% of days these days. But hey, it keeps going.
Picked a category that wouldn’t force me to push myself too much. Got 1h01, I think.
Remember the good old days when I thought that the slush in March would be the last slush we’d see this year? Good times!
Because of the cold and darkness, I have mainly kept my running streak runs rather short. It’s quite enjoyable but soon I’ll have to work on distance because the Helsinki half is coming up…
Saving IG story photos to my general camera roll is always interesting – it reminded me that on this night I saw a guy running in shorts when it was -11C out there.
Spoilers for almost a month ahead: the running streak is still going.
After much running on this bit as part of the current running streak, I can definitely tell you that this is a “faux plat montant”. Deceptively flat…
This, I believe, was one of the first weekdays of my current streak, with some fresh snow.