I didn’t know what I was going to do tonight. I had an errand to run, but I also wanted to actually run. (I’m sore from strength training yesterday.) I decided to complete my errand after work. But when the time came to go (after I picked T Junior up from day care), my thoughts drifted home to my poor doggies who had been locked up all day.
I canceled my errand, pushing it to tomorrow during my lunch hour (hopefully). This also meant I had no excuse to miss my 5-miler. But who am I kidding? I don’t have enough time for five miles on a work night! It was 5:15 before I was even walking out the door. It took almost 30 minutes to change my clothes, let the dogs out, and to gather all the things T Junior would need in the BOB like his talking Elmo, water, a container of Cheerios, a blanket, music, etc.
I’ll run as long as I can on the trail before dinner time.
I had just stepped onto the dirt pathway, when I heard a familiar voice. My neighbor and her cousin were about to go for a jog, too! With them was my neighbor’s baby girl in her jogging stroller and her enthusiastic dachshund. So we all went together — about three miles total on a very cool October evening in Seattle.
The trail was beautiful but it got dark much faster than I anticipated. I was glad to have the company, not just for the fun conversation.
The sun disappears really early this time of year, especially if it’s a cloudy day. And it’s about to get worse with Daylight Saving Time next weekend. So I’m not sure what to do about getting my workouts in on workdays. I’m consindering paying for a gym membership at one of those places that really only have treadmills (therefore, they are cheaper).
What does everyone else do?
OMG, we are totally on the same wavelength-I've been wondering the same thing. I don't like to run in the dark but think I may have to on Tuesdays and Thursdays when my daughter is at soccer practice. I usually run the canal trail but I don't feel comfortable doing that in the dark so I can run on the sidewalks of the main roads around the park without having to worry about creepy guys lol. Good luck, I hope you figure it out.
I know. Every dark figure I saw up ahead of us on the trail, I was like, “What is HE up to?” Then it turned out to be like a 15-year-old kid (but with hockey gear, which was odd) and a totally normal guy walking his pug.
ha! i was totally freaked out by the teen with hockey gear too until i got a closer look. i think all of us and the wiener dog could have taken him.