Today was day 3 in my War Against the Snooze Button. I haven’t actually bounded (or even dragged myself) out of bed at 5 am when it first goes off yet. But I have managed to only hit the button two or three times a day. After all, it is important to leave room for improvement!
This morning I went for a very short, less than 20 minute run. It doesn’t sound like much because it isn’t much. I am using the excuse that I donated blood yesterday afternoon and needed all of my strength to create shiny new blood. However, the point was to prove to myself that running in the morning would not result in getting attacked by boars, snakes, wild dogs, or vampires. Sparkly or otherwise.
I had let my ipod die so it was a run not only in the dark of morning, when most humans are not yet out, but also without music! I’m pretty sure that makes it count double.
Actually, it wasn’t bad at all. No creatures (supernatural or otherwise) lunged at me and it really isn’t even that dark thanks to the street lights. The only part that was a bit creepy was a bird making a weird noise that I think meant ‘all hope abandon, ye who enter here’. I made a deal with myself that if I even THOUGHT I heard nevermore I was giving it up and going straight back home.
To top the morning off I tried a new post-running video that was the best one I’ve found so far. By new I mean a year old, but although I favorited it ages ago I hadn’t actually watched the video until today.
If there is anybody out there and you have a link to a great yoga video please share. Especially if it’s intended for pre or post running!