Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Waking Up Is Hard To Do
I have been struggling since Hartford to find my running mojo. I took two weeks off, walking with my family during the second week. This week I am supposed to be running daily to stay/get ready for Philly. I got up Monday, that was it. This morning I hit snooze, even though I had laid out my clothes and set the alarm to be up at 4:15.
It's dark. It's cold. I'm tired. Those are my excuses and they're all true. I even reminded myself that I feel better when I get up and run even if it's hard to get up. I always feel better afterward. I am going to try and get today's run in after dinner tonight but the end of the day is always hard for different reasons.
I have a half marathon I want to run in May so I will be signing up for some more AMR training - whether or not it will be heart rate I haven't decided. There are things I could have done more of, better, differently with the HRT so maybe I would see more improvements and success. Or, I have also had success with more traditional AMR training programs and may opt for that. Training through the winter is important to me because it keeps me active. Last winter I ran outside the whole winter and it was great! This summer I learned the value of my treadmill and don't despise it the way I once did.
I have plenty of cold weather running gear and am all set for that. Now I just need to get my butt out of bed!!!
Tonight I will go to bed earlier and get up tomorrow and get this done. I can't wait to meet all these wonderful ladies I've connected with via Facebook in Philly!