This morning I woke up a little over an hour before my alarm, so I decided to go ahead and do my 5 mile run. I had planned on running this afternoon after work, but I’m glad I ran this morning because it’s nice and cool outside. Anytime I run in the morning when it’s not a long run or race, I think of this advertisement I saw on the side of a bus in Denver last summer.
I started out by running three miles with Sven, since it was still dark outside. Once the sun came up I headed outside for the last two miles of my run. I never noticed how cushy my treadmill was until this morning when I went from the treadmill to the pavement outside. Aside from the weather being wonderfully cool, I have another reason I am glad I ran this morning. I would have missed out on how pretty the sunrise was.
Last night Barry showed me a picture of the fish that was recently voted the world’s ugliest animal. It’s called the Blobfish and lucky for you, I am going to show you the picture:
The funny part is I kept thinking the fish looked kind of familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Are you thinking the same thing? If so, don’t worry. I have solved the mystery. The Blobfish looks like Ziggy!
Finally, I read an interesting article yesterday about technology and running. The author makes a case for and against technology. The gist of the article is that on one hand, gadgets like heart rate monitors and GPS watches gives us a lot of feedback about our pace, distance, effort, elevation change, etc. But on the other hand, combining technology and social media with running keeps us from unplugging from a day that’s often already filled with staring at a screen. It helps to make the sport more accessible, but at the same time technology can over complicate a sport that was supposed to be simple at it’s core. In the end, it’s important to find a balance between getting the data you want and not becoming data-obsessed.
If you usually workout in the afternoon or evening, do you ever go ahead and workout in the morning if you wake up early?
Had you ever heard of or seen the Blobfish before?
Not until Barry showed me the picture last night.
Where would you rank yourself on the technology scale when it comes to working out? Are you old-school or are you leading the technology revolution?
I think I’m in the happy middle. I like seeing my pace/distance/elevation, but I’m not obsessed with the numbers.