Rise and shine! yeah right…

Why is it so hard to get out of the bed in the mornings! So far this week has been a major failure in my part, I did not get up to run any single day.

Truth is I did get up on Tuesday and this is as far as I made, ha!  

 By then it was too late to go for a run and make it to work on time. So that evening I punished myself by running 4 boring miles on the dread-mill, I mean treadmill. It wasn’t as bad since I was watching “So you think you can dance” while running, have you ever tried to avoid crying while running? It’s hard! I know I’m silly for crying at SYTYCD but some of those dances are gorgeous! 

Of course Wednesday was easy to say “I run last night, I can’t run again this morning” and then Thursday I didn’t wake up on time and that brings us to today Friday, my rest day ha! I could run this evening, but I have a long run tomorrow morning, so should I? Maybe a quick easy 2 miles just as a warm up, since I only run once this week! I’m going to die tomorrow!

So I don’t know what to do! Should I battle it again next week and try to run in the mornings, eventually I’ll become a morning person right? Or should I just rearrange my schedule to get my runs in the afternoon, which will mean running in the treadmill because it is too hot to run outside…

Either way I have signed up to yet another challenge, 30 miles in 30 days and I get a coupon! Oh boy the things we do to motivate us. 


8 thoughts on “Rise and shine! yeah right…

  1. yay coupon! I cry during SYTYCD too, my husband even tears up now and then. LOVE that show. Good luck on your morning battle, it’s one I can’t beat, that’s for sure. At least you got your miles in! 🙂

  2. If running or anything for that matter is inconvenient I think you are less likely to do it. I am running at nights in summer because it is too early to try and do it before the weather gets too hot to handle. I miss running in the a.m. but I know I will quit because it is too hard.

  3. I’m new to running and love running in the morning (I’m a bit of an earlybird so waking up super early doesn’t upset me lol). Having said that I didn’t manage a run at all last week so don’t be too hard in yourself, you did better than most people! If morning running just isn’t you how about late at night when it’s cooler?

  4. What time do you go to bed? You need at least 7-8 hours sleep every night when you’re training. You can get away with the occasional one where you get less and make up for it at weekends.

  5. I had to run 6 miles Saturday morning. I decided to hit the alarm and run later when I was ready. I’m glad I did. Don’t beat yourself up. You’ll be fine.

  6. My sytycd vice keeps me up late at night (crying), so it’s hard to get up the next morning! I bargin with myself…if I watch the last half and lose an hour of sleep I *have* to get up in the morning and run– no excuses. I have to run in the morning; I just never ‘get around’ to it in the afternoon or after work. The exception is if I’m running with a group (accountability) or better yet, a friend (hard to get out of those). The longer the run, the earlier the alarm. I have never once wanted t get up and run in the morning, but I have never regretted it. I love the feeling of being DONE and knowing I don’t have to try and fit it in later. Infamously not a morning person, I have gotten used to getting up in the morning to run. Hang in there! (It does get easier, just never as good as staying in bed 🙂

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