I figured if I left my house at 6:30am it wouldn't be that dark out for too too long. I would also bundle up and stick to a populated route. I was pretty nervous though.
I'm the biggest baby and scaredy cat ever. Of course I'm not scared of the normal things that involve running in the dark, like slipping on ice and freezing my butt off. When JP asked me what it was that I was so scared of, I replied "coyotes and rapists." What I really meant was wild animals and strange men, but that's how it came out.
I typically wake up hungry and this morning was no different. I scarfed down half of a YUMMY White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Luna Bar. I highly recommend this flavor!
I also bundled up to an obscene extent. I wore my under armour, a fleece, and then a windbreaker. The fleece was overkill the first half of the run, but on my way band running directly into the wind I changed my mind.
When I finally stepped outside, it was already 6:45 am and looking like this...
I guess I'll be a little late to work today, whoops!
By the time I hit Brighton Center at 5 minutes into the run, it was pretty light out.
My run had me traveling down 3 miles towards BU campus and then back. It's not the most exciting route, but the safest and least hilly by my house.
Good morning Boston!
What a gorgeous morning sky!
The run was pretty uneventful. 6 miles isn't exactly short, but it starts to feel it after running longer distances on the weekend.
By the end of my run it hadn't exactly HEATED up...
My favorite street since it's mine, but it also means time to walk and cool down :-)
Thanks again for all of the donations so far!! It means so much to me that people want to support me in my efforts and help such a wonderful charity out.