Wednesday, March 23, 2011

running groove & DST

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.


  1. Oh Corrina!!! I feel the EXACT same way about getting up early to run (which I loved doing but now resort to running during nap time of my 2 year old due to the time change- which is annoying because it means 2 showers), and it's so funny we have the exact same schedule for our family dinner, homework (or hockey), bath and bed by 7:30! Thanks ofr helping me feel like I'm not alone!
    Keep on Running Momma!

  2. That should have been thanks FOR not thanks ofr! Ha!

  3. I've been fitting in runs in the morning 10am-ish when my housekeeper comes and can sit my 5-month-old. But I realize it takes up so much of my morning time, I get too distracted afterwards.
    I would LOVE to be able to run first thing in the morning. A group of ladies has started to swim M-W-F so I will start to join them tomorrow (5:30am wake-up). So I am hoping the inertia will roll over to Tu-Th for me to get up and run, too!
    We start DST this weekend (in Spain), dreading it!!!