Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Morning or Evening

Hey Running Buddies,

Morning versus evening runs - which do you do?

I ONLY run in the morning. Here's why:

1) at least 6 months of the year it's too dark by the time I get out of work. I fall enough when I'm running when it's light out. One time I was running in the dark and I ran into a telephone pole. That was it for me.

2) Sometimes, and by sometimes, I mean most days, and by most days, I mean every day, I consume alcoholic beverages (in moderation, of course) after work. This does not go so well with running.

3) Running in the morning makes me feel like I can eat whatever I want throughout the day. (This has negative repercussions on "birthday cake" day.)

4) I can't run within 8 or so hours of eating without getting a cramp, which means if I run at 7, I can't eat after 11 am. This rules out a lot of what happens in #3.

5) I live and run in Hoboken, but hang out with friends in the city and Brooklyn. If I go back to Hoboken to run after work, there is a 100% chance that I will NOT go back into the city afterwards but will instead shower, get into my pajamas, eat popcorn and watch "30 rock".

What's your take?

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Blog

So Erica suggested that we create a sort of office running blog, so that we can get ideas on where good places to run are, and keep track if anybody wants to run together some time. Since the people I sent this e-mail to are the people that I know in the office actually run, that's who I sent it to; if you can think of others that would be interested, you can simply go into 'Settings' and then 'Permissions', and add authors (administrators).

I'll start the process with the run below. It was a beautiful day yesterday (temperature wise, the drizzle wasn't that great), and I really needed to get out of the house and I wanted to see the city, so I did the two-bridge run below.