OK, so the weather is awesome right now. The temperature has risen to the 50s. The sun is as out as it gets during this time of year in Ohio. (See a shadow is enough,) It would be awesome to hit the trails for a few miles. Too bad, so sad, but it's a workday.
Just the other day, I discovered that our new office building has a shower, like our old place did. In theory, this would be great for a midday run. The only problem is an hour lunch isn't enough to change into running clothes, drive to a trailhead, run a few miles, drive back, shower and eat lunch.
What I need is a split-shift workday. A two-hour break between shifts would be perfect for a run. Only, I don't want to have to come in any earlier or go home any later.
This country hasn't had a good labor strike in many years. Join me, my fellow runners, in this movement for the six-hour, bifurcated workday! Workers of the world unite!
Wherein there's a little more than just a cold shoulder
Robin knows that where there's early dark, there's twice the cold: "It's that time of the year in CLE where the first mile is the hardest. I went out for a lunch hour run yesterday and almost went back inside because it felt so cold. Good luck with the cold weather running!"
Answer: The dark and cold have been putting the kibosh on my motivation so far. Inertia is a difficult beast.
Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!