Thursday, February 3, 2011

Running on your lunch break

Those drills I was talking about yesterday, well they made me super sore today. Especially my inner thighs. Ouchie. But it's progress! One day of soreness in the right direction.

Today I did something that I've been wanting to do for awhile. I ran on my lunch break. I have an hour to change, run, shower and make myself presentable, so I went into it with this plan:
- 5 minutes to change
- 30 minutes to run
- 25 minutes to shower and get ready

I ended up needing more than 5 minutes to change before the run, so I had less time after, but I was only gone from my desk for 1:05. Plus, you couldn't even tell I had just gotten my sweat on, bonus!

Although it was exciting that I ran on my lunch break, the run itself was blah. My legs were sore from those drills and I think my body was a bit surprised to be running in the middle of the day. I usually only run before 7am or after 5pm, never ever at noon. 

I don't know how often lunch runs will happen because I usually need to get in more than just 30 minutes AND the majority of my lunch breaks are usually spent at my desk working. I guess you wouldn't call that a break, would you? But now I know, it can be done.

I drove up to Bellingham tonight to relieve my sister and her family of me for a night. :) I hopped on the trainer for 50 minutes while watching the 2nd disk of season 8 of 24. I think I've expressed my love toward Jack Bauer on this blog once or twice. :)

Hipstamatic pic of my Masi



Sweaty!


11 comments:

  1. One of the best things about working from home: I can go days without putting on real clothes, I make my own schedule and can take a run break whenever I want, I don't even have to shower before coming back to work :-)

    I commend you for having a regular job and still gettin' 'er done! Sounds like training is going well!

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  2. I haven't yet made that leap. I worry that rushing so much for a short run would defeat the point. (I, for one, count on runs for stress relief!) But I can also see how it might leave you feeling recharged. Maybe if you keep doing lunch runs you'll get more efficient? Let us know!

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  3. Oof! I start drills next week and anticipate the soreness. Running during lunch is hard - I always feel too rushed so I try to just get in early, skip lunch break, then tag on a run at the end of the day and go home sweaty.

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  4. OI I love my lunch workouts. Lucily, if they run long it is no big deal for me. I just work a little bit longer at the day.

    Have a great week!

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  5. i love those drills! good to hear they made you sore ;)

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  6. That's great! I imagine you were so much more productive in the afternoon.

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  7. You have to take advantage of lunch runs when you can. If you're like me they don't happen that often.

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  8. Nice pic! Loving the photo effects - very artsy. We need to talk and catch up soon - it's been a while. Now, back to baking cookies for James... :-)

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  9. impressive use of your lunch break! I usually try and take walks to get in some exercise but still look presentable :)

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  10. I have started trying to run on my lunch break from time to time (maybe once a week or so) and it is a bit of a challenge. However, I feel so much better after I go and love getting a break from my desk. This only really works on days that are more quiet, like a Friday. Do you run on the B-G trail? That is where I run. :)

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  11. YAY for lunch break runs, and trainer rides! I have to be watching something or bumpin' some major beats in order to stay on my trainer for longer than 30-min!
    I hope your week is off to a great start!
    xoxo!

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