So if the Early Bird gets the worm, what does the Early Runner get?
About that habit thing I posted about yesterday….How many days or repeats does it take to make a habit?
You see, getting up EARLY to run is not just a schedule adjustment but a lifestyle change. I used to be in bed by 10 at the latest. But lately I’ve been staying up a bit later. Doing what, I don’t exactly know. But staying up nonetheless. So in order to get up and have a quality run I need to go to bed earlier which cuts in to my QT with the Hubs. When you have a wild, talkative banshee living with you (namely LB) you take the quiet, down time when you can. For us that starts after 9 PM. Last night we sat on the back porch watching a lightening storm and just talking until 12:30. There is no way I would trade that for an AM run. These are the things we have missed out during years of TDY and deployments.
I’m thinking maybe 2-3 times a week an early morning run might work out. But it’s going to be hard, and this reminds me: Most worthwhile things aren’t easy.
I’m happy to know I am not alone in this. Here are few comments that made me giggle, made me feel better, and gave me insight.
*I tried to match the font color with their picture…I’m THAT awesome.
Tink---and she lives in T-Town!!! And is stealing my running buddies and tromping my running ground….Ok, but I’m not mad, just jealous.
Pam—Thank you for sharing, seriously. Our poor husbands… P.S. if you’re in the market for a sweet, sexy hot rod car she (or husband) is selling their Corvette! Maybe it is because of her hot hair day, he’s upgrading to a…uh…what is an upgrade to a Vette? I have no clue here…but check it out if you want.
Thank you all for helping me out with this whole AM run thing. I think after this weekend I will certainly try to start making it a habit (key word here: try). With the summer heat and humidity fast approaching I know it will be my only choice, plus I am searching for a full-time job. So that leaves me with early runs and lunch cross-training. It will work it’s way out. Wont it?
Lastly, what have I done to deserve this?
Really? I mean the temps for Saturday are good, but rain? Lightening? Why? Why meeee!?? I am terrified to ride in the rain. I haven’t trained in the rain at all. I have already began searching for 70.3 races in case Saturday is cancelled. And many of you asked about refunds or what not for those last weekend when the swim was cancelled. I think not. I’m not certain but I am pretty sure there is a disclosure when you register about weather and stuff. One time (at band camp…) a 12k I was registered for was cancelled. I rolled my registration over and did it the following year. That was fine. But THIS? THIS??? I am not rolling this over to next year. I am going to find one to do as soon as I can. I found a list of upcoming 70.3’s HERE. Can you say Austria? Hawaii? Italy? Vienna? Yeah, me too. I can say all of those with no problemo….doesn’t mean I can register and fly my broke self (and bike) across the world to doggy paddle, Flintstone peddle and shuffle my way through a 70.3. So if you hear of any small, local Half Iron races do send me the link!
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
I am ready for Saturday. PLEASE LET THE WEATHER HOLD OUT.