Yesterday morning my alarm went off at 6am and I headed down to the beach for a sunrise run.
These used to be so typical for me, but I haven’t done one in a while. Since the beginning of the year I had been either starting my runs later (because the weather was cooler) or I had run on the treadmill.
Well, the weather is no longer cooler and I suspect that the treadmill has something to do with my hip tightness. I obviously can’t prove that, but the hip tightness started up right around the time I began running on the treadmill more often. Aside from the occasional hill workout, I won’t be doing anymore treadmill running for a while!
^ I love when the sky looks like cotton candy. It’s so pretty.
Not so pretty was the 88% humidity. I felt like I was running through a sauna and was glad that I was only doing three miles and not a long run.
My hip felt a little tight immediately after the run but I stretched really good and it loosened up quickly!
Ohh and guess what? I recently applied for a Fort Lauderdale resident beach parking pass. I have no idea why it’s taken me this long!
I enjoy running down to the beach, but the downside to that is you don’t really get to enjoy the beach when you’re done. You run down to it and then you run home. The advantage of driving to the beach is that when you’re done you can stick around, stretch and lounge on the sand before going home!
I’ll probably alternate which days I drive there and which days I run there, but I really like having the option!
I suppose I could have driven down there before I had a parking pass but the cost to park is $1.75 an hour! On one hand that’s outrageous for parking, on the other hand it would be a daily incentive to work on running faster! 😉
I’m hoping this week I’ll be able to get back onto a normal running schedule. I’ve been missing it!
Best part of your weekend? Get in some good miles?