Is it me, or is blogging just not that fun anymore? Sometimes I find myself getting more annoyed with the blog/social media world (why yes, you are qualified to give nutrition advice if you post pictures of your meals, call yourself a “healthy living blogger” or take a one day nutrition course, or hey, why not just talk about things because you got them for free) than anything else. I mostly blog because I like talking about running and food and sometimes nutrition (which I would be qualified to give advice about), and read other blogs because they inspire, motivate and/or make me laugh.
Maybe I need to overhaul my Google Reader, or maybe I’m just a little cranky (<– probably both).
Anyways, I don’t feel much like blogging right now but I’m going to anyways because I did something really weird yesterday:
I ran in the afternoon!
I know. Living on the edge over here. My intestines are still an absolute hot mess, and I woke up Wednesday morning with zero desire to run. That never happens. Since I had the day off work and class wasn’t until 6:45 p.m., I decided to let my stomach settle and see if a run later in the day would be more agreeable. I haven’t run in a non-early morning hour probably in a good 4-5 years (at least), so this was pretty much uncharted territory. It was strange going about my day without having started it with a run, which usually makes me cranky, but knowing I would still get to run later, which was nice to look forward to.
I set out around 1:00 p.m. after a light lunch around noon, and at first was a little apprehensive. What are all of these people doing outside?? The pre-dawn hours, obviously, are a bit quieter in the city. But as I got going the run felt pretty good, I had a ton of energy and didn’t hate the bright sunny skies. Perhaps there is an afternoon runner lurking within this strict morning person?
The most exciting part of the run is that I had no GI issues whatsoever, which may have been a small miracle on its own. I’ve been making tweaks to my diet as well, but maybe changing around my run times a bit may be necessary until whatever is going on inside my gut decides to heal (sorry I’m not sorry for the TMI).
One thing I admire about some of my other runner friends is their flexibility to run “whenever” – I never thought I could do it or was never willing to do it because of my OMG MUST START THE DAY WITH A RUN EARLY OR ELSE mentality. I am most definitely not a flexible person (well, only literally), and even though it seems small, this whole running at a different time thing is a big deal for me. If I can be flexible in my running life, hopefully it’ll translate to other aspects of my extremely rigid, Type A to the max currently making me crazy life. One can hope, right?
Questions: Tell me some new blogs to read? Are you flexible with your run times or strictly a morning/afternoon/evening runner? Favorite time to run?