I May Have Found Mornings!

I am the queen of the snooze button.  So much so that it’s a bit embarrassing.  I’ve set my alarm for 5:30 am for as long as I can remember so that I’ll get something done in the mornings and for just as long I’ve hit the snooze button till at least 6:15. Sometimes I even go online and favorite a work out the night before that I pretend I’m going to do in the morning, which makes me feel like I tried a little bit even though I didn’t. It’s just so comfortable to lay around when I should be getting up!

Monday I set a date with my sister to go running on the beach. I had to get up and be there at the ridiculous hour of 7 am, after all she was waiting for me.  Mind you that meant actually getting up and driving there even earlier than 7.  But I had a great time. We saw dolphins, talked about our mud run next weekend, and generally talked crap.  I never, ever run in the morning so that night I felt like I was supposed to be running.  I even wanted to, but I know I’d regret running more than every other day let alone twice in one day.  My hips would so get me back for that.  So instead it was a glorious night of getting stuff done, (ya, glorious laundry. I never said I wasn’t a nerd) messing around on the computer, and generally feeling like a senior ditch day. I knew it was allowed, but I felt kind of like I was being bad anyway.

Monday night I bought Zombies, Run! 2 (half off, now is the time to try it!) hoping it would help motivate me to run more consistently. Three times a week is my currently undone but suddenly looking do-able goal. Then just to be sure I called my boyfriend and asked him to please ask me if I had got up with my alarm  Tuesday, and if I didn’t to please give me as  much shit as possible for it.  That’s right, I don’t trust myself so I have to drag other people into my lack of motivation.

It worked!  I got up, fed the dogs and went for a run.  Two miles with one short rest.  I should be going a lot further after all this time, but I keep falling off the running wagon and starting over.  Which is odd since I actually like running; I have a very strong streak of self-destructiveness.  It’s one of those things that acknowledging just doesn’t help. BUT.  I did the two miles and was back in the house by 6:02.  I didn’t quite finish the Zombies, Run! mission because I was nervous I would run late getting ready for work.  I’ll do the same one next time, it hurts the brain to leave it incomplete!

So long story short, all day Tuesday I felt great.  I had energy to spare and I came home knowing I had already got my workout in, I could get other stuff done. Just mopping the floors, but I was glad to get it done!

I think I may be hooked.  I’m seriously having difficulty waiting until it’s time to run again even though I know perfectly well that running more often will likely lead to injury. My alarm will be set for 5 a.m. again tomorrow,  here’s hoping the running bug sticks with me!