It’s true, I was up and running in the 3 o’clock hour again this morning. My training plan is so completely jacked right now from all the unforeseen circumstances - my hours at work, The Hubs’ training and racing plans, unscheduled travel, etc. – that I’m not even sure if today was supposed to be a run day. Oh, well, I needed to run, so that made it a run day.
Today was looking pretty busy from one end to the other, including a work shift that started at 5 am, so the only place to fit in a run was at the butt-crack of dawn. No, actually, it was earlier than that; I think I can safely refer to it as The Middle of the Night.
Not so wide-awake, but ready to go. I look a little “crazed” to be heading out the door at 3:30, huh? I’m wearing my 26.2 Sweaty Band to remind me of why I’m getting my butt out the door.
I wore extra “reflecty” gear this morning to make sure all four drivers on the road saw me: Army issue reflective belt, bright neon green shirt and orange RunningSkirt with the cute reflective logo.
I’m going to spend some time this weekend on my training plan, updating it to include my next tri (I need more bricks!), and maneuvering it around my work/volunteer/mom schedule. I don’t mean to sound like I’m complaining (even though I am totally complaining), but “fitting in” my workouts sucks. I don’t like exercising after work. Running used to be the first item on my To Do list every day and now it feels like it’s getting lost in the shuffle.
But enough with the Pity Party. I ran, and it was good. Today was an Easy 2-Miler at a relaxed 8:10 pace. I saw exactly seven cars while I was out and, wouldn’t you know it, one of them wanted to make a right-hand turn directly in front of me! Ha, ha!
When do you fit in workouts if you’re running short on time??