Sunday’s Short Run (3/13/11)
Daylight Savings Time is always such an odd experience, especially in the springtime. This morning, my alarm nudged me into consciousness and it felt like the middle of the night, even though it was only 7 AM. Yesterday I felt lethargic and cursed by the clock, which kept reminding me how lazy I was with its evil warnings that the day was slipping away from me. I am all about falling back in November, but losing an hour in March makes me slow and sleepy and ready to nap at a moment’s notice.
But in my defense, yesterday was not completely devoted to sloth-like activities. I laced up my sneakers for my first post-race run, and in a word, it was hard! I ran at an easy pace for about 31 minutes, cruising my favorite neighborhood loop. But I felt tired for most of the run, and my breathing was a little more labored than expected. I’m not sure why it was so hard: post-race fatigue? Tired legs from two days of biking? Excessive sleepiness? I don’t know, but I’m glad that first post-race run is now out of the way. Also, my right knee hurt during this run, the same knee that hurt during the race. I’m a little concerned.
In other news, I have a new roommate.
This guy ran into my apartment this morning, and when I tried to nudge him back outside with a piece of paper, he ran behind my couch. I like lizards, but I’m kind of creeped out by the idea of a lizard living in my apartment. I also don’t want him to starve to death behind my couch, though heaven knows I get plenty of bugs in my apartment, so maybe there’s hope for this little reptile.