Not my brightest long run idea.

Happy Monday! (I’m feeling happier than usual since this is my last Monday in the office until 2014, haha. I love my job but sometimes it’s good to have a break!)


Let’s see, what kind of running did I do this weekend? I was supposed to do 7 miles on Saturday but that got pushed back to Sunday.

I started my run around 7pm on Saturday night (as you can tell I get invited to a lot of cool events on Sat. nights), but when I got down to the bridge at the beach it was closed for a boat parade that lasted TWO HOURS. That should be illegal. Some people have runs to get done.

I watched some of the parade from the bridge since they were also shooting off fireworks that were really pretty. Unfortunately my phone is not capable of showing you how pretty they were. Instead you get this pink blob. Please use your imagination : )

boat parade

Since I cannot possibly do a long run any place other than the beach I just turned around and ran home for a total of just over 2 miles.

I actually thought about running somewhere else but since it was already dark out my only (safe) choice besides the beach was to run on the city streets and the thought of stopping at every street corner for cars seemed too annoying for seven miles.

Sunday I got the seven miles in but not until after 10pm! What was I thinking going so late?!?!?!?! I guess that’s what I get for being lazy earlier in the afternoon.


Have you ever gone running outside that late at night? Safety wasn’t really a factor since the beach route is always crowded on Sat and Sun nights, but it still wasn’t my brightest idea!

You could say that going at 10pm shows dedication, but you could also say it shows that I was really lazy earlier in the day…maybe it was a little bit of both. : )

By the time I stretched, showered and calmed down it was already after midnight and I was HUNGRY. Talk about bad scheduling!

I am really happy that I got the run in though!

Do you like running in the dark? 

What is your favorite post-run snack/meal? 


  1. Lou @ Running Through China

    Good on you for getting it in that late! That shows dedication hey. 🙂

    I realy like running in the early morning dark, just before it gets light for the start of the day, but I hate running in the dark and rain, which is what I’m about to do, wish me luck…

    I think that pink blob is very pretty. 🙂
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I hope you had a great run!

      Early morning runs before the sun rises are my favorite too once I get out there. Unfortunately, I have a really, really, really hard time getting out of bed 🙂

  2. Lou @ Running Through China

    ps – favourite post-run meal is some kind of egg and bread combo, and peanut butter on anything!
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  3. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I love running in the dark. Once, I had promised myself I’d run on a certain day but was so busy I didn’t get to run until 11pm!! But I felt hardcore after I finished 🙂
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      11pm!! I think I remember that … was it during your running streak?

      Definitely hardcore!

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