For the last month or so I’ve been running with my co-worker every Thursday at lunchtime. We usually do about 4 – 4.5 miles on the nice flat river trail by our office.
Since we’re both doing the 25K trail race at the end of June we decided to switch up our weekly runs to trail runs. So yesterday we did 45 minutes in the trails.
Here’s the caveat – I don’t have a shower at my office so getting ready after runs is sometimes… fun. Especially after a dirty trail run. Here’s my process, in photos!
Run for 45 minutes on a very hilly route, with little shade and on a dirt trail when it’s around 25 C out!
After run: (I will admit that this was actually about 30 minutes post-run, I had to make a call as soon as I got back to the office so the sweat had time to dry – ew, right!? Hehe)
I was especially dirty from running trails so I had a little sink bath….
After run II:
Not bad, right?!
I really, really like my lunchtime runs. They are such a nice way to clear my head in the middle of the day. Since I work in a small office it’s really not a HUGE deal going back to work afterwards (especially since my coworker runs with me) and I think I clean up pretty good!
We’ll probably keep doing them through June, but then it might get too hot in Kamloops to run in the middle of the day in the summer. It was super duper hot yesterday. I like to go swimming or do yoga at lunch sometimes too. There are definitely times (especially lately) where it’s hard to justify pulling myself away from work but I always feel good when I do. And I had way more focus yesterday after leaving the office for an hour and clearing my head running!
Anyone else run or workout at lunch?!