Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Seven Hundred Thirty-Two

November 28, 2017
6.25 Miles in 1:02:15
Mood: Embracing the holidays, but not so much the alarm clock.
Soundtrack: The Walking Dead 'Cast / The Bill Simmons Podcast

When my alarm clock wakes me up in the middle of a sleep cycle when I'm at my deepest level of sleep, it usually means I'm not having my best run. This proved true this morning, as I was startled awake most rudely by the only machine I keep in my home for the express purpose of making me hate it. Alarm clocks are the worst, and in a perfect world, they would not exist.

I was groggy all through the morning, and stumbled out the door finally about 20 minutes later than I would prefer, and kind of sleepwalked through an uninspired run. You can tell I'm dragging when I throw in the towel before I reach 7 miles, and I most definitely threw in the towel. I got enough miles in to make it to 100 for the month for the 47th consecutive time, but it was an ugly stumble to the finish of that milestone. Oh well, all runs are not created equal, and sometimes they'll be less than ideal.

The photo comes from very near my home, where Santa and Rudolph have set up shop and are glowing Christmas cheer to the neighborhood. I am resolved to be more Christmas positive this year, so I made this my run photo rather than grumble about it. I'm not listening to the channel that plays non-stop Christmas music just yet, but I'm determined to be less Grinch-like in my attitude to this holiday season...it is often my default posture to hate everything about it until the final week, but I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf. Although, that doesn't extend to snow, which is the worst thing about winter. I'm dreaming of a positive and lovely green Christmas.

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