Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tired But Happy

The last few days (since the cramping and general uncomfortableness of the early CDs has passed) have moved towards getting back to normal, but oh and I so tired.  So tired.  Which doesnt bode well for getting up early and running.

I'm a later-in-the-day runner.  Afternoons, evenings, nights.  Love those runs.  Even the every now and again 11am run.  But that's about the extent of my love for morning runs.  I just dont care for them.  I dont feel awake; my body still feels asleep and running like that... Ugh... It takes me a good mile normally to wake up; in the morning, it feels like I dont wake up until the 2nd mile and, at that point, I'm trying to convince myself to just keep going. 

That being said, I did a morning 5K last weekend, where I made my personal record: 3.25 miles in 28:28.  (Okay, so my "official" time was 28:31 but that was based on the whistle blow that started the race and I was in the middle of the pack, so my time was a few seconds shy of that.)  I'm pretty psyched about that. 

But, other than that single example of a good morning run, I'm thinking about other things... Baby things... It's fairly easy for Peter to handle Bobby and Maya in the evenings so that I can leave for a half hour to an hour for a standard run.  But, with a baby in the house, that schedule will be turned upside down, in favor of the sleep 3-4 hours, up/change/eat/rock/snuggle/go-back-to-bed.  It's going to be interesting during the day; but at night, when 2 toddlers need to bathe and go to bed too, it's going to be a 2 person job.  And terribly unfair if I try to sneak away.

But, as I learned from the week that I didnt run because we were submerged in adoption paperwork, I NEED to run.  It's no longer just something I do; it's a part of my week.  So, I'm going to have to change things up if I expect to get in 3-4 runs a week.

So the morning it is.  My hope/goal/whatever is to get out of bed at 5:30 or so.  (I'm usually up around 7:30, so this is a big deal).  We'll see.  In addition to my body not being awake, the idea of getting out of bed 2 hours before normal does not make my mind all that happy either.

But better now to get used to it than a month from now!

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