Yes, I know the rest of you did the whole Daylight Savings thing a week ago, but we spent the week in AZ so I didn't end up transitioning to DST until we got back.
|Saguaro - We don't have those at home|
While we were gone, we ran a few times. Husband asked if I noticed a difference running in AZ. Did it feel easier? It should have, we had plenty of oxygen at the lower altitude. But I didn't have my Garmin and don't know how fast I was going. It would be easier to tell a difference if I could say, for the same effort I was going faster or for the same speed it was so much easier. I would probably really be able to tell a difference on hills, but we ran on a flat surface. So, not really sure.
It was nice to run in shorts in the morning instead of tights; it was much warmer than at home in central New Mexico. Actually it was quite pleasant during the first half of the week, but then it got freaking hot and I was ready to go home.
Back to the topic of DST. Let me just tell you - the alarm seemed to go off REALLY early today. Generally speaking, I'm a fan of DST. This week we'll have plenty of daylight after work to run! But it is definitely tough in the morning.
What are your thoughts on DST? Fan or Foe?
I use to live in Arizona for 17 years, I never had to worry about DST, than I moved to Ohio, and even though it has been 6 years, I still get confused on when it a hour behind or ahead. But honestly, why do we even need DST?ReplyDelete
We don't have DST here in South Africa so I can't really comment on it. I must say I can't see a reason why we should have it.ReplyDelete
Definitely not a fan of losing an hour of sleep, but I don't mind it overall!ReplyDelete
I'm protesting dst at night now, still staying up an hour later even though I still have to get up at the same time in the mornings. It makes me want to move to arizona.ReplyDelete
Personally, I think the time changes back and forth are antiquated and unnecessary, not to mention non-uniform, and thus should be done away with.ReplyDelete
The first week after the time change was awful!ReplyDelete
Grrr...I DO NOT LIKE DST!! I was born in Phoenix, AZ, and apparently, AZ did not observe DST long ago. But in the late 1960's or very early 1970's--I think I was in a lower grade in grade school--the state decided to try DST on a trial basis, apparently. Suddenly, mom was telling me and my sister it was time for bed (little kids have early bedtimes!), when the sun was still shining brightly outside!!! After a while, I don't know how long, the government, or perhaps the people voted on it (have no idea), decided that DST was not practical for AZ. Yay! Then at age 23 I moved to WA state during the summer, and got a taste of very long days, and then the novelty of getting an extra hour when we changed to ST in October! So things went fine for this AZ native, until the federal goverment started messing with the dates that we change the clocks.... I still can't understand why we have to go on DST the second Sunday in March and stay on 'til first Sunday in November...which means we're only on ST about 16 weeks. This is dumb, if you ask me!! :)ReplyDelete
I am not a fan of changing times twice a year, but I am definitely a fan of DST. An extra hour of light at night helps with biking and running outdoors in the eveningReplyDelete
I'm always excited for DST in the spring, the days feel so much longer and I get so much more done. I'm a morning person, so the darkness in the morning doesn't bother me.ReplyDelete