This morning I went for my 4 mile run on the roads around our house. I got to watch the sunrise, which was breathtaking. Naturally I did not bring my camera, so I can’t show you. But imagine mountain tops with a bit of mist and then sun slowly coming up through the mist and making the clouds turn hot pink and brilliant white against the blue sky. It was also gloriously cool outside this morning, only 63 degrees with 97% humidity. I think I am getting used to running in the morning without eating or drinking anything beforehand, although I do bring water to sip on while I run. Maybe that’s something your body adjusts to?
I ran in my new Oiselle shorts today and I continue to be happy with them. Four miles is a bit better to judge them on than 1.5 miles is. I also thought of another tip for running on the road! Be aware of where the sun is while you are running. I realized that it’s important to be aware if the drivers coming towards you (if you are running on the left side of the road) have the sun in their eyes, making it unlikely that they see you.
Last night I gave Barry an early birthday card (his birthday is September 16) to tell him I signed him up for the Hokie Half!
I debated on how far in advance I needed to tell him and had settled on 3 weeks. But then the other night he started telling me how the folks at the running store nearly had him convinced to sign up for it. So I figured I better let him know I had already signed him up before that happened!
Okay, I need all of your insightful input on this random question! There was a story on the news about Drew Brees only tipping $3 on a $74 takeout order from a restaurant. I guess the waiter/waitress took a picture of the receipt and called him cheap. His response was that he tipped that way because it was takeout, but if he had sat down in the restaurant for a meal it would have been 20% or more. That being said, do you tip when you order takeout from a restaurant?
I usually don’t. My thinking is yes, someone had to package it for you, but do you tip the employee at Subway who wraps your sandwich up or the employee at Panera who packages your to-go soup or salad order? I’m just curious on what other people do when picking up takeout from a restaurant and I’m mildly concerned I haven’t been tipping when I’m supposed to. It’s not something I’ve given any thought to before.
Do you tip on a takeout order from a restaurant? If so, how is that different from Panera or Subway?
If you run in the morning (aside from long runs) have you found that your body adjusts?
If you signed someone (who runs regularly) up for a race as a surprise, how far in advance would you tell them? Would you like it if someone signed you up for a race as a surprise? I would love it! When I told my dad I had signed Barry up as a surprise he said “Oh nice [long pause]…. don’t ever do that for me.”