Weekly Wrap: Daylight Saving

I used to looooove love love Daylight Saving Time; before I was a runner of course. I’ve always been a summer, sunlight kind of girl, so it made sense to love the extra long days of summer.  When they first proposed extending DST to start in March and end in November, I thought I would love it even more.  Turns out, not so much.

Right as I was thinking I could probably start to work in a run before work in the not-dark, the time’s all shifted. At least it hasn’t been too warm in the mornings yet.  🙂

I haven’t been running that much anyways though, and I really want to change that.  I have been doing the Body Beast program since January and while I have enjoyed it, it’s been a LOT.  I’m surprised I’ve managed to stick with it and keep up with it to the extent that I have though, and I’m pretty proud about that.  But as we head into spring, I’m looking to get back to what makes me feel the best physically and mentally (not to mention I’d love to lose the few pounds that have crept on while I’ve focused so much on strength training).

I want to run fast* AND be strong!

Inspired by Dashing in Style‘s most recent post, I’m going to try out Coach Jenny’s Advanced 5K plan.  Even though I don’t race, I try to run a couple of race simulations for myself a few times a year.  And I think this plan will fit in well with my existing Body Beast plan and my work schedule.  I’m looking forward to running by HR, feel and time and not pace and distance.

Despite the fact that I really want my hour back today, I’m looking forward to the coming of spring.  I’m taking all the opportunites for fresh starts the universe will give me, and this seems like one ripe for the taking.

  • fast FOR ME.

Weekly Wrapup Many thanks to Holly and Tricia for always hosting the Weekly Wrap linkup.

It has been helping me think about my training as well as my blog and posting more than I would without it. Here’s to even more consistency going forward.


  1. The time change is always a difficult adjustment that first morning, but I actually don’t mind it. It’s a reminder that the longer days are coming 😉

    • August Spirit

      March 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      I really do love the longer days. As one of my friends (who was a therapist) said “You don’t hate change, you hate transition.” and it’s oh so true 🙂

  2. Congratulations for sticking with the Body Beast program! I’m pretty happy with the time change because I like starting my run in the dark and catching a fabulous sunrise. Although, it will take a bit of adjustment this week to adapt my sleeping pattern. I’m glad you are finding motivation here on the Weekly Wrap. That’s what it’s all about. Women supporting women. Thanks for linking!

    • augustspirit

      March 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      I think I finally managed to leave some comments today, too! They pay me to be a software engineer but then I try to comment on blogs using a new name and my brains fall out, LOL 🙂

  3. I always feel like Daylight Savings Time messes with my body for at least 2 days. Even now I can’t believe that it’s almost 10pm – crazy! Like you, I am also looking forward to Spring 🙂

    • August Spirit

      March 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      I’d like it more if someone could figure out how to give us longer spring days without taking away an hour of sleep! LOL

  4. I am so ready for spring as well, but I was not ready to lose that hour last night. I have been so tired today. Great job continuing doing the Body Beast program! I would never be able to keep up with any program for that long.

    • August Spirit

      March 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Losing that hour really is rougher than it should be for a while. The first three weeks, of Body Beast the ‘Build’ phase were rough because the workouts were so long. In the Bulk phase, which lasts for 6 weeks, most of the workouts are under 30 minutes, which makes it more doable. I’m powering through because I really want to finish it from a mental perspective, but I do doubt I’ll ever commit to another whole program like this again. I’m bored! 😀

  5. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style

    March 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    So agree about DST. Just when I was starting to get a tiny bit of light at the end of my run, BAM, back to pitch darkness. I’m excited you’re trying that plan too! Sounds like it fits in well for your schedule too.

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