Thursday, November 7, 2013

I did it!

Ever since I started running I had convinced myself that I could never be one of those people who gets up at some unearthly hour to head out and run before work.  Why on earth would I want to give up an hour's sleep to go out in the cold and dark and do something that at best is unpleasant, but most likely is going to leave me sore?

Well yesterday I was bemoaning my lack of running.  I had last gotten out almost a week ago on Friday and the plans we have for this coming weekend were making it look like I wouldn't be able to get in a run at all.  Evenings are hard; I get home at 5:30 and between diner, homework and bedtime routines, I find it hard to fit in an hour + to gear up and get out.

Enough is enough I thought.  I can do this early morning thing!  So before bed last night I laid out my running clothes, including gloves, ear covers and a jacket, figuring that 5:00 AM would be cold.  I got up, ate a banana, got dressed and headed out.  I didn't even make it off the porch before ditching the jacket in the mailbox.  I took of the headband and gloves before  had gone 1/2 a kilometer.  It's a suspicious 11°C out this morning. Not exactly Nova Scotia November weather, but I'll take it!

I only ran for 25 minutes, just over 3km, but it felt great!  I listened to an audio book and enjoyed the quiet time.  And I think the cup of coffee I had when I got back was one of the best ones I've ever tasted.

I might just have to do this again!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! It's great that you found the time and motivation to do this for yourself.