Hi there.

Happy Thursday. Yesterday was a hot day but I spent the bulk of it indoors in a super cold air-conditioned office building. I’ve been freelancing at Scholastic Inc. (the children’s publishing company) and yesterday it just so happened the folders that my work assignments for the day were in made a rainbow!

Catch the rainbow!

Catch the rainbow!

When I got home from work, I walked the dog, took care of some chores and then a little after 8pm I set out for my run.

92 degrees at night!

92 degrees at night!

I didn’t bring music with me (for safety reasons I don’t wear earbuds when I run in the dark) but I couldn’t get that song Shut Up and Dance, by Walk the Moon out of my head. I guess it was a perfect selection to be stuck in my head as I had a lovely moon to keep me company.


Something wonderfully appealing about running on a hot summer night. I even love how my sneaker reflectiveness shimmers.

It's like sneaker bling without the bling just the shine.

It’s like sneaker bling without the bling just the shine.

I figured with no sun I didn’t need my hat or sunglasses. I sort of felt naked.

Head streaking!

Head streaking!

Oh and the highlight of my run was this freshly paved street! So soft and cushy.

IMG_7172Next run will be my long run that I’m pushing up to tomorrow. I’ll be going away this weekend and not sure I’ll have the time to get it in then. Luckily it’s only 7 miles as it’s my first drop back week.

Hope you all have a great day.

What’s your favorite happy running surprise? freshly paved street? Water fountain? New trail discovery?
Would you rather run in the heat or the cold? Day or Night?



  1. I’d much rather run in the cold, I’m awful at life in the heat and I make up excuses (like the past two weeks). I also would rather run in the morning than at night, however, I haven’t started making that happen yet. I’m usually a mid day or early evening runner, you know, when it is the hottest out! Doesn’t make sense, I know. It’s more like: I wish I was a morning runner, and night running isn’t very safe around here.
    Way to get out there at night and get your miles in!

    • I wish I was a morning runner too 🙁 Tomorrow I’m forcing myself to do it at 7am before I go on vacation. Yikes. Hope I don’t oversleep.

  2. The best surprise on a hot run is sprinklers. Or someone handing out Popsicles. It hasn’t happened yet, but I just thought I’d put that out there in case someone wants to give me a popsicle next time I’m running 🙂

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