For the first time that I can remember, I still feel really messed up by Daylight Savings Time. My kids have adjusted, but I feel like I have not.
One of the problems: it's SO dark in the mornings that it's hard to get out of bed to run. When I run early, I usually set my alarm between 5:30am and 6:00am. I think maybe I've gotten up early once since the time changed. There have been other factors--like sick kids who are up a lot at night, which means I'm up a lot too and need that extra sleep to function at work during the day.
The other problem is, the sun being out later makes me want to run outside! It's still so bright and cheery when I get home from work.
The problem is, with Miss Rose still in school for another three months almost, late afternoon/early evening runs don't really work for our family. We eat dinner around 5-5:30pm, then it's time for homework, baths and bed by 7:30pm.
I'm trying to find my running groove with these new daylight hours.
Although I've been running for close to 6 years now, the last 18 months have been the most consistent of those 6 years. In those 6 years, I had two babies, two c-sections and so weeks or months would go by where my running was infrequent.
Now however, I'm a complete addict. So I need to figure out my running groove for each season of life, season of weather and apparently daylight savings time.