Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two Hundred Nineteen

January 15, 2015
6.88 Miles in 1:08:05
Mood: Slow, low blood sugary, and figuring out morning running.
Soundtrack: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip "Angles" / The Internet! with Scott the Pool Boy

I'm still working out the kinks in this "going running early in the morning" thing. I'm a Type 1 diabetic, and my blood sugar was a tiny bit low today, so I decided to eat breakfast, but take a very small amount of insulin. This turned out to be a terrible idea, as my blood sugar spiked, and a side effect of high blood sugar is lethargy. I was dragging on this run. My average mile pace was almost over 10 minutes per mile, which for me is silly slow. I'll get this thing figured out eventually, but the struggle is real!

It was a beautiful Colorado morning, and something I noticed today is the rather large number of neighbors that are still displaying Christmas lights. This is silly, as it's January 15th. Christmas should be a distant memory by now, but a sizable portion of Littleton residents are still pounding out their yuletide cheer whether I like it or not. Actually, Christmas lights are one of my favorite parts of the holiday. I especially enjoy other people's lights, as I get the enjoyment of looking without putting forth the Griswaldian effort of actually making it happen. I'll be sad when we finally reach late February, and all these lights finally go away for good.

I am super proud of this photo I posted for today, as I was able to actually take a picture with my phone that shows the actual contours of the moon rather than just making it look like a bright fuzzy blur in the sky. I love this picture for the emerging sunlight, the cool tree, and the crescent moon all coming together. When I saw the sky from this vantage point, I knew I had to take a picture, I'm just glad it actually turned out. Highlight of a beautiful, if also sluggish, morning.

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