Does anyone else like running at night or am I weird?
I think it’s the darkness. I feel kind of like a superhero gliding (well, I’m trying to glide) through the night.
Plus when I’m struggling up a hill or attempting to sprint I don’t feel quite so obvious. I don’t think I’m a pretty runner what with all the sweat streaming down my scary red face.
I’m one of those super fair-skinned Irish lasses who turn a frightening shade of magenta when undergoing any sort of exertion. I clearly remember an episode in 4th grade PE class when the teacher pulled me aside and suggested I sit and rest and maybe I should go see the school nurse. “Don’t worry,” I reassured her, “this is what my face looks like when I exercise.”
Then there’s the benefit of not having to dodge the harmful rays of the sun when running at night. No hat necessary. It feels rather freeing. So perhaps that’s part of it.
I’ve been exceedingly lucky these last few months as we’ve had some unusually warm and still nights. And tonight that big old moon lit my way again. Love that.
There are some great songs on the Music from The OC: Mix 4 soundtrack that made their way onto my shuffle and I was so looking forward to running to some new tunes. My absolute favorite song so far is by Imogen Heap (she so rocks!) and is called Goodnight and Go. Check it out.
And let me know your thoughts on night running…I love to learn from ya’ll.