G and I changed our plans to run at 3 AM. Upon further review, we have decided it is worth attempting to run after work, despite my many and strong objections to running at that time of the day and in daylight. My objections are not as strong as my aversion to rising at 3 AM. So we're giving it a go.
Today was our first after-work run. Like all runs (for me) after being off running for a week or more, it was miserable. I lose so much momentum when I don't run. And then there were all the things I hate about running at not-before-sunrise: sunshine, warmth, traffic, lots of other pedestrians/runners. On top of that was that my tummy isn't nicely empty like it is first thing in the morning. So my belly felt HUGE and HEAVY and HORRIBLE and it slowed me down. I will need to adapt my lunch, I think, to something smaller to accommodate this new run schedule.
I can do that. And I trust I will have a better attitude after a week, when I've regained some momentum. Meantime, I will run and piss and moan and you can feel free to smack me when you see me for my bad attitude. If you see us out on the street, my husband will be the one smiling and easily outrunning me. :-)