…Managed to get up at the crack to go for a run with Erin. I was parked outside of her house promptly at 5:30 this morning. Thankfully, there were no prostitutes around; they tend to like my car. We ran/walked our 5 mile loop-running at least three and walking the rest. There is nothing better than finishing up at run as the sun rises. Winter can be very challenging to run in–for obvious reasons such as weather and also because it’s tough to motivate in the darkness. I actually prefer running in the dark, though I’d never do it alone. Two winters ago (when I lived in the South End, close to Erin) we were hardcore in the winter. We’d literally meet at 5:15 regardless of the weather. I’ll never forget the first time we ran in below zero temps. Obviously we had no clue what the weather was that morning and certainly hadn’t prepared for it. I went out without gloves and and a hat. The wind was torturous and there was not a soul in sight. By the time I got back from the run, I could not feel anything. I remember taking a shower to thaw out but even the hottest water temperature still felt luke warm. Turns out Erin laid in bed shivering for three hours before her body went back to normal. Moral of the story, don’t be a douche and go running unprepared.
I’m thinking about making my very first green monster this morning but my stomach is churning just thinking about it. Spinach in a blender puts my comfort level over the edge. I’ve got all the right ingredient but still…..
FIGHT THE SUGAR CRACK CHALLENGE starts today. We’ll touch back tonight to see how everyone did and is feeling. I know there’s a sugar withdrawal headache in my future. Good luck everyone. Remember it’s only 7 days… We can totally do this.