Anyway, it was a restless night as thunderstorms kept me awake, tossing and turning until the alarm went off at 4AM. The thunder, lightening and torrential rain were so intense during the night that I wondered if running would be an option this morning. And to be honest, sleeping in was pretty appealing at that time. Fortunately I was meeting Juliana and since the storm had passed, I had no excuse.
We splish-splashed through puddles, dodging frogs and snails on the path. It was a great run, mostly at recovery pace, but I am definitely feeling the lack of sleep now that I'm at the office. Zzzz....
15.0KM/9.3mi - 1:28:41 - 5:55/KM (9:31/mi)
With tomorrow being the official first day of Autumn, there's no question that the days are shorter. I'm noticing that it is now pitch black from the beginning of my run til the end. I was enjoying watching the sunrise during those last few miles, but pretty soon I will be seeing it on the way to work. It's sad to see daylight waning, but this is by far my favourite season. Fall brings Thanksgiving, Birthdays (mine and hubs') and RACE SEASON! (Although, having already completed 16 races this year, I'm not sure if this actually qualifies as "Race Season" for me. :P) Here's what's coming up:
September 26: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
October 17: Goodlife Toronto Marathon
October 31: Tom Taylor Trail Ten Miler (Yes I will be running in costume!)
What's on your Fall Race Schedule?