So, one of the amazing perks of my new job is that during the day, when I’m working, I can typically take some time off and work out. I’ve taken advantage of this in my first week, but surprisingly lately, the workouts haven’t included a ton of running. Part of that is because of the temps here in North Carolina – the last two days have been beautiful, but on the whole, the summer has been oppressively humid, and it makes it really really discouraging when you look down at your watch, and you’re barely keeping it together for a 10:00 minute mile. (The other part, is that with as much lifting as I’m doing, sometimes it’s hard to get the run in on big heavy lifting days.)
So over the past few days, it’s cooled down a considerable bit (it’s kind of hung around in the mid 80s for a while) and because of this, and the fact that I’m sort of sick of feeling like a slow poke according to my watch I’ve taken to doing a few “naked’ runs. I keep my phone with me for safety’s sake, but no GPS, and only the time to kind of guide me to know how far I’ve gone.
Honestly, it’s been a little nice to just run, and get back to why I ran in the first place – because it felt good and felt natural. Yesterday, I was running during work, and I just got to look around, enjoy some sunshine, and not get locked into the suck that your GPS can be.
So this week, I challenge you to run naked like one time. I know a lot of you guys are in your first weeks of marathon training, but take one of those days and just chill out!
Do you ever run naked?