Since my kids have been out of school for their summer break, running in the morning has not been possible for me. My husband leaves really early in the morning for work, and that wouldn’t leave me enough time to run with my local running club. So, my neighbor and I, have been trying to run together in the evening. As much as I would rather run at the beginning of the day, running at the end of the day is actually a really enjoyable experience.
Yesterday evening my neighbor was busy, so I ended up going solo. I had already done 3 treadmill miles at the gym in the afternoon (while my daughter was at her practice), as well as some upper body strength training. I needed to get 5-6 miles in outside, so, after the kids went to bed, off I went….
I don’t always run with music, but, since I was by myself, I decided to make sure I had my phone on me. I always make sure to be very aware of my surroundings, and not have the music too loud (for safety). The first mile and a half I passed many people out for an evening walk- some biking. After being “mom” all day, it was so nice to have some time to myself. I’m not a selfish person, but, I have learned, in order to take care and be the best I can be for others, I have to remember myself. 🙂
Along my run, I stopped for a minute to snap a couple of photos.. I loooovve sunsets, and last night, was a beautiful one.
Sunset over the pond
Sunset at mile 4
Total Miles= 5.3 Ave. pace 8:16 min/mi
Do you like to run in the evening? Any favorite places for an evening run?