In light of yesterday’s post about making morning workouts a habit, I thought I’d give the play-by-play for my run this morning.
5:25 am: My alarm goes off while I’m deeply sleeping. I drift back into sleep for a few more minutes.
5:31 am: I start to break my own rule and dillydally. It may be unhealthy, but I try to read Twitter and my email as a way to get my brain awake.
5:40 am: I get out of bed and grab my clothes I prepared last night. I drink some water and eat two Clif chomps.
5:52 am: With Garmin and iPhone in tow, I head toward the Embarcadero for my five-mile run.
Mile 1: I’m in a lot of pain; my hamstrings are still miserably sore from lifting on Monday. I question whether or not I should be running.
Mile 2: I start to get into a groove after my very slow first mile.
Mile 3: I see a really cute Australian Shepherd with a long, bushy tail and get very excited.
Mile 4: The sky is starting to light up. It’s going to be a beautiful day.
Mile 5: My hamstrings hurt less and I’m glad I went for a run.
6:55 am: I arrive home, stretch my calves on my stairs, do a few hamstring stretches, and start getting ready for my day.