Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Feliz Pre Friday Eve

Greetings runners and weekend warriors! Today is Pre Friday Eve, can you feel Saturday calling yet?

I must first share a photo from yesterday evening when I took my daughter to the beach, although it was a little cooler than I expected.
She was actually protesting a photo here

Onto today, 4:40am is no longer scary. Wake up, check temp, 71, score! Recovery run today, do 7 miles and keep between 8 to 9 minute miles.

Nice thing about early running, is you can shed the shirt and not feel too self conscious, this saves on laundry, tan lines, and most importantly, no nipple chafing protection needed.

The first half of my run I saw a total of 5 runners, little odd. I saw my fellow dad friend biking to work, he was early and hearing my name that early caught me off guard.

In bigger news, I got my first high five today. A group of 4 20ish Asian/Oriental guys were biking the opposite direction and were a bit rowdy. One guy stuck out the hand and it was on. We have high five contact! He was cheering so hard afterwards you could dump Gatorade on him and it would be appropriate.

I stopped to get a couple photos today, about 8 minutes apart:
~5:25am

Annnnd Sunrise


Won't be long before I need sunscreen for my longer runs.

In the last two miles I ran into some swarms of those tiny black bugs (gnats? I think) and had to wave them out of my face. I started singing in my head Tupac Back by Meek Mill, but replaced it with- Bugs are Back.

Get home, look down and initially think, I don't remember these freckles... Oh right bugs. Get to the bathroom mirror, they committed mass suicide on my chest and neck (A similar example from reddit/r/running here). Gross. I definitely got the loofah out for this shower.

Small tip for today that I noticed in more runners today: If you hear your footsteps hitting the ground hard or shuffling, you need to fix up your form. Loud? You are running too hard and you will get hurt faster. Shuffling? Try to pick your feet up, I have to believe that extra resistance on the ground isn't great for you.

Have you faced these genocidal bugs yet this year? I think it should be a photo challenge +Maggie MagMileRunner

Do you want to get high fived while running? Have you?

23 comments:

  1. I've been inhaling clouds of gnats during my evening runs recently. Gross :(

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  2. I just missed getting a good sunrise pic this morning!!! I could see it in all it's glory as I drove to the train station, by the time I got up to my platform, it was hidden behind a cloud.

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  3. Eww! don't be using my Loofa to wash your bugs off!

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  4. I've had mornings like that, trying to keep an eye on my watch for the sunrise time and hope I have a clear view of it! Then I miss it...

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  5. gnats everywhere! At least they don't itch, but I hope I didn't eat TOO many. I want to make business cards with like 3 or 4 basics everyone should follow when running to help out, would prevent a lot of injuries. Maybe I'll share the video on my next post.

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  6. Oh gosh! I am a total shuffler. Thanks for that reminder.
    Love the early morning pics!

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  7. The only times I've gotten the high five while running was at a race, often by adorable children. Speaking of adorable children, I'm loving the photo of your little one. This morning was relatively hot and kinda gross. I'm not looking forward to those summer runs!

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  8. (>-<) Sorry!


    I take the photos so others can sleep and enjoy it! lol

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  9. Ugh those bugs are the worst. I love the high five action but being the only runner it would seem in my area the only high fives I can get are at races.

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  10. Glad I'm not the only one that gets these bugs! Misery loves company. Where do you run that is so lonely?

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  11. Those bugs are so gross! I'm pretty sure they aren't dying upon impact rather drowning in pools of sweat too. I've already eaten 3 bugs this year.

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  12. they are probably listening to drowning pool as they fly to their death

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  13. I've been inhaling clouds of gnats during my evening runs recently. Gross :(

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  14. I think runners need a special insignia that means- we high five - so you don't high five the more shy runners that think you are going to hit them!


    I imagine it got hotter out in the burbs! At least we're getting a lake breeze. Enjoy the day!

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  15. I got a gnat stuck in my eyelash last night... That was interesting...


    I also agree with you - I have heard so many people slamming their feet on the pavement that I cringe. And then I hear the people who are scrapping their sidewalk and I have to wonder if they know how to pick up their feet...


    PS - Freckle comment made me laugh

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  16. gnats everywhere! At least they don't itch, but I hope I didn't eat TOO many. I want to make business cards with like 3 or 4 basics everyone should follow when running to help out, would prevent a lot of injuries. Maybe I'll share the video on my next post.

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  17. I've had mornings like that, trying to keep an eye on my watch for the sunrise time and hope I have a clear view of it! Then I miss it...

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  18. Eww! don't be using my Loofa to wash your bugs off!

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  19. I just missed getting a good sunrise pic this morning!!! I could see it in all it's glory as I drove to the train station, by the time I got up to my platform, it was hidden behind a cloud.

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