Friday, August 21, 2009

Midnight run

11 pm run doesn't have the same ring to it.

Too hot to run during the day. My house had turned into a furnace, even at night. So I went out into the street at 11 at night to run.

The streets were empty for the most part, but still the feeling outside was oddly welcoming. Almost everyone had their front door propped open, in the vain hope of a breeze. So I ran past people watching television, people hunched over the dining room table playing a game, people letting their dogs out into the yard one more time -- people performing their ordinary night-time activities, except for the ones that are usually performed in stuffy bedrooms.

For some reason, the asthma has been worse during the heat. Dust? Allergens? Whatever it was, I broke down and used the inhaler, and ran anyway. Felt rather surreal to finish up at 11:30 at night, like the normal rules of having to get up and go to work the next day didn't apply.

Sadly, I did have to go to work the next day, but it was worth it.



Theresa said...

Go Merry! Good for you to not let the heat and the asthma and the dark get in your way!

Crabby McSlacker said...

That's great!

I tend to be so stubborn about the time of day I exercise. If I don't do it in the morning I Just Don't Do It. But a late night run actually sounds kinda fun the way you describe it! Well, except for the asthma part. That does NOT sound fun.