By The Light Of The Moon….

I’m still running happy unlike the miserable swim I had last night!  This morning was a glorious 63 degrees when I hit the road.  Between the temperature and the fact that I didn’t get rained out again, I was near ecstatic.   I’m a cool weather runner and feel “perfect” around the 55 degree mark but 63 is still good.  It’s certainly much improved over the 80s, 90s & 100s which we have been experiencing. 

Today was calm, cool, clear and the moon lit the way perfectly.


I ran an easy 5 miles and could have gone further if I didn’t have to go back inside so Mick could leave for work.  I’m definitely not pushing the pace but just enjoying being back on the road.  I averaged 9:50s.  Of course, I felt much faster like I was sailing an 8:30 to 8:45 but each beep of the watch brought me a 9:50ish. 

Me_dark_8-2-12I didn’t have any pain until mile 4 and then I could feel a little heat at the tear site of the tendon.  It wasn’t bad but I could feel it.  Now, post run, what I really feel is the Plantar Fasciitis in that foot.   Yes, I took 2 months off without one day of running and my Plantar Fasciitis is still throbbing.  Awesome, I know.  We’ll knock that out next, right?  One day at a time.  No more.  No less. 

I hope you were able to get out this morning to enjoy the cooler temps!  Do you prefer morning or evening runs?  Are you in short sleeves or a tank at 63 degrees or do you go to long sleeves? 

** Running Happy ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **

13 thoughts on “By The Light Of The Moon….

  1. I prefer evening runs. Just not enough of a morning person to exercise in the mornings. This summer has just been a pain for a guy who has gotten back into running, but I am getting by. At 63 degrees I would be in short sleeves for sure. Good luck on the comeback.

  2. I hate waking up (and going to bed) any earlier than I have to, so I run after work. Although right now I leave for work so early (5:40am), that I’m kicking myself for not taking advantage of running before work when I used to live 7 minutes from my (old) office. I could have gotten out of bed at 6am and gotten a run in and still go to work on time, and had my evenings free.

    • 7 minutes to work, that’s a dream! Of course, I’d be working in a cornfield then so maybe more of a nightmare? It takes longer than 7 minutes to get Michael to daycare in Peotone. 🙂

  3. Morning runs for sure. That moon was beautiful today! Go buy the Straussberg sock. Not that it will cure anything, but try it!

  4. Careful with that tendon issue. Disconcerting that you would feel something 4-miles into a run at an easy effort pace. Keep an eye out cause maybe it is still not healed entirely. The plantar isn’t as much a concern since you don’t have to be a runner to incur it. The plantar is probably something you will have to work-on constantly for a long-time. Although my L-foot plantar is effectively gone, I still get twinges and feel it briefly at times, then it subsides. Some of the run routines of shorter distance in more minimalist and highly flexible shoes I think is helping to strengthen muscle and fascia in the arch. Be careful here and keep up the therapy on that tendon site.

  5. MORNING! and yes…this morning at 5am the weather was unbeatable! the trail was dark, but thankfully Julie reminded me to bring my knuckle lights and we were good to go! I ran in a short sleeve shirt this morning and for weather in the 60’s that was perfect the whole run!

    So glad you are back on the pavement and feeling good!

    • Our dogs get up at 3:55a, they go out and I usually leave as soon as they come back inside. But its different because I don’t have to “walk” them. I was’t willing to accept doggie duty until we had 3 acres for them to run, romp, fight, hunt and pooooooo. 🙂

  6. What? 63 and long sleeves? That is tank weather for sure. LOL. My husband and I used to run together and he WOULD wear long sleeves at 63. I always told him to look at me and dress 20 degrees warmer.

    I am happy you are getting some runs in and feeling okay! Damn PF. Does it ever go away? I have had it in my left foot for a year now, despite some time off.

    • I’m a tank girl mostly. Even the sleeves are cumbersome in the 60s. I go to longsleeves in the 40-50 degree range. Which is probably my favorite running temp range. 🙂

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