Thursday, January 5, 2012

Not Gonna Do It...

No way!

No how!

Ain't gonna be me.

No sir-ee I am not going to be a night-time runner!

Night-time runners are....weird.

They are weirder than early morning runners. But strangely they are almost the same really. What is the difference in running at 10 PM and 4 AM? Both times are times in which I should be ASLEEP, snug in my bed. If it's dark I should not be running. My ideal time is 10 AM, when I should be at work. I wanna be a 10 AM Beauty Runner. I wanna drop my kid off at school, go buy my groceries, come home and drink coffee. THEN go run. Then go to work.....

What a fantasy land.

For the third night this week I have been a weird night runner. It's the only way and to be honest I'd much rather run with my dinner threatening to come up than get up before I HAVE to in the morning. For some reason one of my favorite times of day is in the morning, when I wake up and slowly twitch my leg to the cold spot, to test it out, and quickly pull it back to the warmth, and I do the same with my arms. I love it. And to get up at 4 AM and miss this strange ritual I have would just be ridiculous.

So this week, the first week of 2012 and the first week of my Big Sur 26.2 training cycle, I have not missed a run. Monday was an easy 3 miler, Tuesday was 5x400 interval training, Wednesday was a rest day, and tonight was a 30 min fartlek. So far I am off to a great start (despite running in the dark, at night)!! It is a huge confidence boost to get these runs in even when I really REALLY didn't want to. I tried to convince myself tonight that I wasn't going to do it. I got home late and was starving after missing lunch. But RED texted me and gave a pep talk-love her!!


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So I headed out when my dinner settled.....

Here is my first Signature Pose of 2012 taken after tonights fartlek run.

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So what are you? A Weird Night Runner? A 10 Am Beauty Runner? An Early AM Runner? A Whenever Is Convenient Runner? Or a Who Cares As Long As I Run Runner? I am striving to be the Who Cares As Long As I Run runner....

Oh oh oh! I almost forgot!! Check out Marathon Training Schedule, I am ranked #20 on the Top 100 Running Blogs! Can you believe it? Thank you to all my readers and followers!! Without you I would be, uh....writing to no one but myself! So thank you all for supporting me and my blog! You Rock-even if you're a weird night-runner.....*

If you emailed me or mentioned wanting help with your training plan, fear not...I will be contacting you  this weekend! Be ready!!

**I don't REALLY think your weird if you run at night....or early in AM....I actually think you're awesome. 

22 comments:

  1. I greatly prefer being an evening runner. (After work. Before dinner.) But my crazy-arse work schedule lately has me running at 8:30am. There is nothing beautiful about it. I still look like a sweaty schlub. ;)

    I telecommute to a different time zone and teach at night. My only free time is post-coffee, before work. So maybe that makes me a convenience runner?

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  2. Congrats on the listing! woohoo

    I am a run at any time I can runner! I like the night, the morning the middle of the day. All for different reasons. So that might be why ultra running has such appeal for me. I get to run all day long.

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  3. I so want to be a 10am beauty runner. I had a flat tire and could not go to work yesterday and found myself running nealy nine miles mid week, loved it...but that does not pay the bills.

    I am a "fit it in when I can runner". I just can not get up early. Since I leave for work at 6am it is already too early(and dark). Most days I race the school bus to the bus stop, fitting in as many miles as I can before my boys get home.

    I do forsee a night or two in my future since I also just started Marathon training but I hope not too many.

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  4. When it is not so freaking cold out I am a weird night runner, but I prefer the term "run noir." If you stick with it, knuckle lights rock.

    Right now, though, I am a "sneak out of work and family and life just to go for a quick run" runner. Today it was lunchtime, and barely over a mile. But I'll take what I can get.

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  5. It looks like it's cold there... This winter has been weird here in Canada... oh and to your question there something I love about running at night...

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  6. I am a weird night runner!!! BUT I work nights....and have serious problems staying awake during the day, let alone doing anything besides laying on the couch! Sometimes I REALLY wish I had a more normal schedule!
    Can't wait to see your email!! Have a good Friday!

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  7. Congrats on making the list! I'm an evening runner on weekdays and a late morning or afternoon runner on weekends... at least until summer rolls around. Then I'll have to give up sleeping in on weekends.

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  8. I'm definitely a run any time I can person but prefer the morning when it's light out if at all possible...that tends to be difficult this time of year during the week!

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  9. I'm with you! If I could wake up, get a few things done, then go run, then go to work I would be golden! I hate when work gets in the way of what I really want to be doing. Perhaps I can ask the school committee to work around that for me! I am a one night a week runner and the rest are butt crack of dawn runner...neither are ideal but the night one I am at least with a group. Night running to me is just scary alone!

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  10. I'm a whenever I can runner. I prefer morning runner to be done with it and move on with my day, but with my work schedule being so wacky, I fit iit in whenever.
    Congrats on your blog! You are awesomeness!

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  11. I tend to be all over the place - early morning, mid-day (lunch break) and early evening are my usual times. I would LOVE to run at 10am every day! This day job gets in the way...

    Nice job getting it done!!

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  12. Congrats on making it! That's awesome. I'm a morning runner. But my morning run is usually after the kids are off to school around 8'ish. Now, there are 8'ish on the treadmill cause I'm not braving the cold!

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  13. Congrats on the run and the listing!

    I am one of those weird early morning runners but since I had my baby, I run when I can. Sometimes that means 8 p.m. or even 9. Ugh. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

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  14. i'm an early am runner (but not as early as 4! that's crazy talk! ;-) With kids, you gotta take it when ya can, so i'm going around 6:15, which is fine, it just means it's still kinda dark out right now. I look forward to summer when it will be light out for my whole run. But i LOVE starting the day with a run. If I waited til 10 am, i just feel so much slower. And 10 pm? Forget it! =)

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  15. whatever the day gives me - is when i run. have a great day!!

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  16. Happy sig pose to you friend!! Way to make it happen! 2012 is YOUR year!

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  17. i am for sure a morning runner!! like getting it out of the way!

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  18. I'm a weird night runner during the weekday and a 10 am runner on the weekend, unless it's going to be 90 degrees then I'm a 5:30 am runner- but hate getting up!

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  19. I am a early morning runner but have been going after work a few times lately. I wish I could be a beauty runner... oh the life ;)

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  20. I would love to be a 10am Beauty Runner :) But there is this thing called work :( So I run in the evenings before dinner (6-8pm) Sometimes I'm really hungry but then I eat some fruits, they don't make my stomach angry. Good start into your marathon training!!!

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  21. I am an afternoon/ early evening runner. I like to be fully awake but not yet tired when I run. I'm not so good at morning running!

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