A Sunny Day + Glasses = Running Blind
Yesterday was supposed to be gloomy and raining but instead turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. I’m definitely not complaining about the weatherman’s mistake. In fact, I was excited that I didn’t have to deal with the treadmill in our very small work gym.
What made the day and run a little different than usual is that I was forced to wear my glasses. If I can avoid wearing my glasses at all costs and go with my contacts, I absolutely do. To put it in perspective, I can count the days I’ve worn glasses on my fingers in the last 10 years. It’s just not something that I like to do unless there’s a dire need – which happened to be the case yesterday due to a small eye irritation.
To check that I would be okay with them, I conducted a little running test on my way into work to see if the glasses would shift while on the go. The good news – they passed the test and stayed put while jogging around the parking lot. I was sure that I’d be able to do my running thing with no problems. WRONG!
What I quickly learned is that a hot, humid day and glasses don’t work. They were slipping and sliding all over the place and I literally had to adjust them more than a dozen times in the first mile alone.
(Running with Glasses in Mile 1)
I made the call to yank them off, throw them in my pocket, and go without them the rest of the run. I was pretty much running blind. I was lucky to be able to rely on my memory of the route, glancing down at the sidewalk/my feet, and watching my running partner on my right for traffic queues.
Even with all of this going on, we were able to complete our 4-miles and do it at our average pace. But, I can promise you that all future runs will be sans glasses and strictly with my contacts. Glasses + Running don’t work (for me).
(pics of beautiful day)
On a random note, I had a new pre-run snack combination that I really liked. I decided to mix cottage cheese & pomegranate seeds. Not only was it pretty, but the tasty blend of creamy, sweet, tangy and crunchy hit the spot. Not sure what gave me the idea, but I can tell you it’ll happen more often in the future. Yum.