I don't like to turn on a lot of lights in the morning. It's not very nice to Hubs and sometimes I think the guys can see the light and it wakes them up a bit. The night before an early run I set up my clothes out in the living room so I can get dressed there.
I layered up, laced up, turned on the tunes and headed out the door.
And promptly bit it on a patch of ice at the end of our walkway.
Thank goodness the only thing bruised was my ego. I got the salt out and took care of the patch and realized my run was going to be more of a run with periods of ice skating. It wasn't that cold, but with the snow melt yesterday there were definitely some shady spots.
Training called for a 30 minute run (I'm using Jeff Galloway's Beginner Half-Marathon training plan) and I did a little more than that. I ended up getting in 2.5 miles. Again, there were some icy bits around the neighborhood so I was much more cautious than I normally am. I would rather have a slow run than break an ankle or hip.
There are a couple of running groups that I see on my morning runs. One seems to be made up of men or at least mostly men as far as I can tell and the other is made up of women. I am not into running with people. I like being solo and hanging out with my brain and focusing on me. I just think it's really cool that there are people who haul themselves out of bed