Early Morning Running

I ran this morning at about 5:45 am. This is not unusual for me. What was unusual is that my wife, kids, and I have had to move in with some family as we lose possession of our house on Wednesday and our new house will not be completed until December. I am very grateful to have such supportive parents that would take in my wife and a 4 and 2 year old, but if any of you have ever had to move BACK in with your parents, you will understand how it can be a bit stressful.

Anyway, my parents live just outside of Calgary in a little lake community that tries to remain as natural as possible. Therefore, there are zero street lights and I was running on relatively uneven pavement. To make things even more challenging, the temperature averages to be about 5-10 degrees cooler than in the city. It was cold. I managed to get about 6.5-k’s in but I was a bit worried for my ankles as I really could not see much. I have a head lamp that I may try tomorrow morning, if I can find it. If not, I might have to adjust my training to get my runs at lunch hour until we kick into daylight savings time.

It was more of a challenge than I anticipated. Until the time falls back (end of October I believe), it is going to get darker and darker that early in the morning. Oh the joys of running up in Canada!