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!