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Morning Motivation & Routines

I am a morning runner. I am most happy when I run early in the morning. I like the routine of getting up and running first thing, and the feeling I having completed my run bright and early so nothing in my day can get in the way of my run.

The last two weeks, however, I have gotten myself out of that morning run routine and I really regret it. Last week we had a week long monsoon – so getting out of my warm bed to go run in the dark in the cold rain was not on the top of my to do list. The week before that I had that nasty cold, so I voted that an extra hour of sleep was more important to feeling better.

But now here I am. I’m not sick and its perfectly BEAUTIFUL out, and I didn’t run this morning. My alarm went off at 5:15 and I just reset it to 6:15. Whats wrong with me????? WHO AM I?!? I love my morning run, yet I decided to just sleep through it.

I think the problem is I just got use to sleeping in (yes I just called waking up at 6:15 sleeping in, I’m crazy. I know) and not getting over that initial gross feeling you get when you get up early and are trying to get out the door for a run. I know I really miss my morning run though because the whole way into work I just kept wishing I had gotten up to run – it was so nice out – and thinking about how much I knew it was going to suck to run tonight. I hate running in the evening.

I need to get back into my morning routine. I need a little morning motivation.

Maybe I’ll put my phone across the room so I have to at least get up and out of bed to turn the alarm off.

What do you use as your morning motivation? Do you have a morning run routine?


Rain, rain go away.

So if you’ve read the news/ checked the weather/ looked outside your window, you probably noticed its been a bit wet this week in Denver. And by a bit wet I mean it’s a freaking monsoon out there.

Normally I wouldn’t mind running in a little rain, its refreshing, but this is not a little rain – we’re talking like people rafting down the isles in Target. My training has slacked a little this week, which makes me feel guilty. So here’s my acknowledgement for my slacker of a week. Oh and this showed up at work this week…probably didn’t help.

candy corn is my down fall

candy corn is my down fall

Monday- Rainy and imminent thunder over the mountains. I had a 4.5 miler on the schedule, and luckily my running group meets on Monday otherwise I probably wouldn’t have been a baby about the rain and cold. I got 5 miles in with my ladies and I’m very glad I did it. 

Tuesday-pouring rain at 5:15am when I woke up, so I went back to sleep for an hour and told myself it would be nicer out after work. Still raining when I left work,  but luckily just Stretch and Strength was on the schedule. I foam rolled, stretched and did some pilates.

Wednesday- pouring rain..again. 8 x 400 at 5K pace on the schedule. Jonah had the day off so after I got out of work we decided to get PF Chang’s takeout and watch Lost on Netflix.

asian noodle goodness

asian noodle goodness

The rain cleared up a bit at about 7:30pm, but by that time I was stuffed full of Chinese magic food and totally on the verge of a Netflix binge…so I did notta. fail. lazy bones.

Thursday- what a surprise, MORE RAIN! 3 miles and strength on the runner’s menu. I felt really bad about not doing anything yesterday so I made myself go to the gym to use the treadmill and lift weights. Let me just say this, I HATE the treadmill. Those were the worst 3 miles ever. Thank goodness it was only 3 miles because I’m pretty sure I was just oozing “unhappy runner vibes” all up in that gym. But I got those miles in and did some weight training. We’ll call that a mild success.

I really hope the rain clears up for this weekend, I have a 4 miler at pace and 9 miles.

What about you? Has weather affected your training?