Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Run Commuting/Run-mute Tips

Happy Wednesday! How's your week of workouts been so far? I've been doing a pretty good job of sticking to my July goal of exercising in the morning and have even gotten back in to running to work. 

I love that I live close enough to the office that I can save time by combining my workout and commute, and that I'm done with the day's exercise by the time I get to my desk. So for today's Workout Wednesday post I'm sharing some tips for your next running commute aka run-mute.


1. Plan ahead
Definitely the most important part of a successful runmute! Make sure you bring a change of clothes, toiletries and everything you need for the office the day before your run. I'm lucky enough to have a shower at work (which is good because I sweat a TON) so I'll bring body wash and a towel. I don't wash my hair because drying it is too annoying, so I stick to dry shampoo. If you don't have access to a shower, you could probably get away with wet naps, face wash, dry shampoo, and deodorant to reapply. 

2. Leave early
It takes time to get from run-mode to work mode and you don't want to stress about being late. Although sometimes literally "running" late can make you run faster :)  

3. Carry the essentials
For me that's my phone, keys, ID and credit card. I carry it all in my running belt, which is super helpful.

4. Fuel yourself post-run
I don't know about you but I'm always super hungry post-run so I make sure I have a good breakfast waiting for me when I get to work.

5. Figure out how to get home
This is a very important step! If it's too far/tiring to walk home after running to work make sure you secure a ride home for a friend or figure out how to take public transportation.

Q: Have you ever tried runmuting? What's your favorite morning workout?

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16 comments:

  1. what a great idea! I want to try this!! I don't think we have showers at my work so I might have to wait until it cools off a little bit. Also Runmute is the best word ever

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Yea running in the DC summer without a shower after might be rough. Although there is a lot you can do with a sink and wet naps ... :)

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  2. Great tips! If I ever find a job I may try it! LOL #wowlinkup

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    1. Lol thanks Laurie! There's lots of other places you can "runmute" to too :)

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  3. I love that you can run to work! I suppose you can only do it every other day because you need a way to transport your clothes and food, right?

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    1. Me too! So far I've only done it once a week because it's a lot of effort to wake up early still. I guess if I was REALLY prepared I could bring in everything on Monday and run the rest of the days, but I don't think I'll ever be that organized lol.

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  4. I wish that I could run to work in the mornings! It is the perfect distance for a great run...but there would be no way I could go the whole day without a shower...I'm a heavy sweater and my poor students would smell me all day :)

    WhatTheHeckWhyNot?

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    1. Yea I'm definitely lucky to have a shower at work. Other good shower options are if you belong to a nearby gym or if a friend lives near work, but I know it's not always possible to find one.

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  5. I did it a couple times on my bike when I worked a 9-5. I have never done it running. Like the tips and I will post it on my Facebook page. #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Biking to work is great too, although sometimes I feel safer running on the sidewalk lol.

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  6. I had a co-worker run to work and change in a body tent in the office into his day clothes. He would have to clean off in the bathroom due to the sweat. I live close to work but never considered it. I sweat too much. #wowlinkup

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  7. Nice! I wish I had a shower at my gym - I sweat too much and my hair is a mess! I like the word runmmute.

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    1. Yea having a shower is super nice although I still don't wash my hair. It's amazing what dry shampoo and a high bun can do :)

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  8. I love this idea! Unfortunately it is a bit too far to work for me to do this. #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks Heather! I'm definitely super lucky to live close to work!

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