Jess over at Fairweather Runner tagged me to share some of my running favorites! I actually had to put a lot more thought into this than I expected.
Favorite Running Place I don't have any really pretty routes that I just love. I don't live in that part of Florida I guess. I have favorite running places for different purposes. Lately, I've been loving running on the golf course behind my house. The winding, sandy paths are easier on my knees than concrete and some of the views are quite pretty. It's a nice place to run when I want to relax and zone out.
|I mean, it's pretty gorgeous for a stupid old golf course!|
(Secondarily, my favorite places to run are actually anywhere out of town. I just get extra motivation out of traveling I guess!)
Favorite Time of Day I really hate waking up early, so usually I prefer to run in the evenings. But summer's come early to Florida, so morning runs (before the sun is up) are a little less painful! My favorite time of day to run is evening in winter, but early morning in summer.
|4am on my street last week. I'm already repeating, "Summer miles make fall smiles" to myself over and over.|
Favorite Weather Overcast, misty, 50 degrees. Nothing beats that!
Favorite Fuel I absolutely love Glutino toaster pastries before a run! After being diagnosed with Celiac, Pop Tarts were the #1 thing I missed. (How weird and random is that?! I didn't even like Pop Tarts that much when I could eat them!) When Glutino finally came out with their toaster pastries, I drove 40 minutes to Whole Foods and bought an entire case! Luckily, my local grocery store now stocks them so I don't have to hoard them like a doomsday prepper
|Some of my breakfast marathon morning...gf pop tart included!|
Favorite Accessories My Pro Compression PC runner socks. I love the sleeves, but the marathon socks are too thin to run in. The PC runners are slightly thicker/cushiony and fairly tight/supportive. Plus, they're so colorful! I never get squishy, sweaty feet in these babies, and I've never had a blister in them either!
|I've convinced quite a few people to try these and they all love them!|
Favorite Reward Nap time. I almost said food, but honestly, nap time trumps even the most delicious post-run feast!
How do you reward yourself after a workout?
What's your favorite thing about running?