El Salvador Runs Monday & Tuesday Editions
So I think I wrote on here last week that I was going to start making a concerted effort to run in the mornings before work. The underworld has come to DC and brought the heat with it, so morning runs are just ideal. Initially I thought I would start when I got back from El Salvador. But then I decided that I should start while I’m here. Here’s why…
El Salvador is in the Central American Time Zone which is two hours behind DC’s East Coast Time Zone. So I’ve been waking up at 5am here which is actually 7am in DC. Now granted, this actually isn’t waking up “early” because my body is just waking up at 7am DC time, but I figure if I can train my mind to recognize that when my alarm goes off at 5am it’s time to get up and go run while I’m here, I should be able to transition this to when I go back to DC and start getting up at 5am DC time. For me the issue with getting up is mostly mental. Hopefully this week will begin to condition my mind to wake up early and I’ll finally become a morning runner. At least through the summer.
Anyway, all that being said…I’ve been getting up at 5am these last couple days and knocking out my runs on the treadmill. I talked to some of the people I’m working with down here at the U.S. Embassy about running outside and they advised against it for many reasons, poor street quality, crazy drivers, and gang violence. Oh well. I’ll suffer through this week of treadmill runs and continue to stay alive…which in my book is more important than running outside.
5 Treadmill Miles
6 Treadmill Miles