This month’s 12athon run was another experience worth tumblring! Bonus Challenges Attempted:
- Rush Hour: Your 12-miler is your commute. When the workday is through, run from work to home OR run to and from work (minimum 12 miles total). 4 POINTS
- Three Square Runs a Day: 4 miles before 8 a.m.; 4 miles between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; 4 miles after 4 p.m. 9 POINTS
If it please the 12athon court, I must admit that I took liberties with Rush Hour’s implied requirement that the 12 mile commute consist entirely of miles run between home and work. Instead, I decided the lack of a car also meant running to lunch and back would be necessary. So, that would be the perfect way to combine the two challenges mentioned above. That’s what I think, anyway.
(If I’m too presumptuous in my rationale, I’ll just take the Three Square Runs challenge, for obvious reasons)
Here is some uninteresting graphical evidence of my participation in these challenges:
The commute to the office
Even when I increase my commute by 20 minutes, I’m the first one there. Ha!
The lunchtime run over to the greenway and back to the office
A veggie samosa and steamed kale for lunch. No, it wasn’t enough. (Breakfast was toast with almond butter, which I ate too quickly to photograph)
The commute home was surprisingly faster than the commute to the office in spite of sauna-like conditions. (Dinner was a bunch of different stuff around the house. Technically, I suppose you could say I’m still eating dinner. I graze.)
It was a lot of fun to run to work. I wouldn’t do it often, because, yes, I was really stinky by the time I put those running clothes on for the commute home. And, changing three times in one day is silly.
Also, in spite of the fact that I’ve run doubles on more than one occasion, running three times in one day felt like overkill. I almost felt like I was showing off, or something. “Ahhh, look at me, running again today! Ahhh!”
Of course, overall, it was fun to change up the running routine. And, it was neat to make running such a significant part of the whole day.