Have plans for Sunday? Don’t forget to turn your clock ahead. No, not backwards. That’s fall. Remember, it’s spring forward, fall backward. This is the time change when you wish it happened at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Monday, rather than the precious weekend. We actually lose an hour, which means that 6:30 a.m. Sunday rundate you made a couple of weeks ago suddenly feels like a bad idea.
BUT! Just when you’re thinking you hate the spring time change, I come along and provide you with the reasons you should actually love it.
1. More daylight in the evenings. Sunset is later in the evenings, which means it’s easier to get outside after work for a run. There’s nothing worse than leaving work in the dark, still having to get your run in, and you can’t find your headlamp! And, the treadmill sounds just awful. More daylight = more motivation! And, as we get closer to summer, sunrise is earlier therefore making it easier to hit the pavement in the wee hours of the morning.
2. Less daylight in the mornings. Sure that means you predawn runners need to keep those headlamps out a little longer, but it also means that those of us who don’t need to run at assearly o’clock can feel less guilty about sleeping in.
3. Warmer temps are on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to not have to rely on a fickle hibernating rodent to tell me that spring is on its way. The time change is much more certain than that thing in telling us the snow and the depressingly frigid wind chills will soon be a thing of the past. Plus, I’m tired of having to do additional loads of laundry to wash all those winter running clothes. Which brings us to …
4. Less clothing. To expand on #2, less is more. Gone are the multiple layers of clothing, gloves, ear warmers and tights. Now, we can wear cute jog bras, tees and shorts. And, when we wear less layers, don’t we just feel faster? And of course that also means those college runners you pass on the bike path every Thursday will also be wearing less clothing, although you totally won’t check them out or anything (*wink, wink*).
5. That hour we lose was meant for scrubbing toilets, cleaning out closets or balancing checkbooks. Basically, that hour would have not been spent running, so who needs it anyway?
How are you feeling about the time change? Love it? Hate it?