Don’t Tell My Treadmill BUT…….

I’m kinda digging these early morning runs lately 🙂

I’ve been doing as many runs as I can outside these last few weeks. Why? Well, its gorgeous outside for one and really, REALLY, who wants to run on a treadmill if they have the option to run outside?!?! Don’t get me wrong, you know I LOVE MY TREADMILL but right now I’m loving running outside.

Also, I’m testing my leg. If I can run outside for my long runs or multiple runs in a row then training for a half marathon has to be adapted…..but so far it’s going really well with my hamstring. Might even have my last physio appointment this morning!

I’ve run on paved trails, dirt trails, side walks and gravel roads. I’ve run in direct sunlight and shady spots. My poor treadmill is probably wondering where I’ve been!

Early morning sweat

Early morning sweat

The fresh air, the cool temperatures, the sun on your face, the breeze against your skin and yes the sweat DRIPPING off your body in places you didn’t think you’d sweat.

Yesterday morning’s run started off with me rolling out of bed – literally! Sai had just brought Hilary into our bed after she’d been crying for a bit and I didn’t want to get her going. I quickly reached in my sock drawer, then for my shorts and shirt and then found a sports bra. I tip-toed out the bedroom, down the hallway and went to our basement bathroom to wake up.

I was so tired, I didn’t even bother putting my contacts on, something I ALWAYS do! Once I was changed, I laced up my pink Asics (love these) and went out the door to start my Garmin.

Foggy glasses

Foggy glasses

When I got back my glasses started to fog up and I was only able to take a foggy selfie and the sun rise before heading in the house. It was a great start to my day which had me sitting in my car traveling to a meeting all day.

Oh, and you can’t forget getting home after your morning run before everyone in your house wakes up – oh that’s awesome too! They were all sound asleep! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Don’t worry treadmill, our date later on tonight is still on. You’ll get your 7k with me….unless I decide last-minute to go for a runch as a runner is always prepared with their running gear at all times!

Are you running outside or inside right now?

How’s the heat treating you on your runs?

Do you try to beat the heat and for an early morning or a late night runs?

17 thoughts on “Don’t Tell My Treadmill BUT…….

    • It’s been wonderful 🙂 but I’m hitting the treadmill tonight – gotta give it a little attention, ya know! Plus the girls are asleep and my only other option is to get a babysitter (which I thought about doing all day).

  1. Oh, I remember when my kids were little and the quiet morning run! Now my kids are older (and I am too). I run on the treadmill most days, but because we spend weekends at the lake, I run outside on the weekends–no treadmill at the lake. It’s hillier and a little harder on my body, but of course, it’s better! I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend!

  2. Nice! I’ve been doing ALL my runs outside lately, because I’m too lazy to haul my butt to the gym. I skipped this morning due to rain, though. I’ll make it up on Friday.

  3. My left hip was really destroyed after my last treadmill run, so I’m currently limited to outside only now. It is totally a sad face thing, but I’ll take it. Good luck!

    • It is for a lot of people! I’m feel lucky to have one and run when it’s impossible to get outside as my husband is away a lot and with little ones, I can’t always get a babysitter. The things we do to run 😉

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