Who knows? I kinda liked it! So maybe!
Let me back up here. Monday was a rest day, not really by choice but by circumstance. You know how it goes. It wasn’t ideal but this close (91 hours to be exact) to race day rest is ok, I wont be losing fitness from a day off. Today was not shaping up to be much better scheduling wise so I had to do what most of you have been doing all along! Gasp! Oh the horror! Woe is me!! I know I know, I hear the world’s tiniest violin playing right now. What ev. I got up early to go run. As in early in the morning! Yes, so pigs flew this AM and I ran early.
It was so nice outside, probably 65 degrees with a bit of humidity. The sun was rising and it was a beautiful pinky orangey color. I headed out without my iPod, mainly because I was tired and didn’t feel like putting up with chipper rock and pop stars at 6:20 in the morning. Too. Much. For. Me. Without that blaring in my ears I could hear the early birds singing away, probably making fun of me saying, “Who’s this chick? This is a first.” And they were probably casting bets on whether or not they would see my again tomorrow morning-or ever again in the AM.
I also decided to not put my contacts in. I was running blind. Actually I ‘m not that blind but things were certainly blurry. I was too tired to put them in before hand. It worked out and I didn’t run into any trees, poles, holes, or parked cars.
Running early has it’s challenges:
- Hubby who generally has to leave for work by 6:30-that is just too stinking early for me to get up, run and get home so he can go.
- Um, breakfast and coffee. Hellooooo! I ran today with no breaky and I was STARVING. And to eat and drink coffee, well that just means I have to get up THAT much earlier.
- So, like- hair washing. Yeah. So I washed my hair after this AM’s run because I had a job interview. Then I opted out of the noon swim because I am having a fabulous hair day. I know. Petty….but really, it is an issue. Guys are so lucky.
- Twice the laundry since I will run in the AM and then bike, spin or do weights later. Usually I just go BAM-BAM-BAM and do it all in a row in the same super sick clothes.
So what’s up!? What tips do you have for me when it comes to early morning running? How do YOU do it?