Marathon Training: Week 3, Day 5

Miles: 1.5

Average Pace: 10:54m/m

Feeling: lost in the music – I put on my music and started running.  By the time I checked the clock, ten minutes had flown by.  I’m a sucker for distraction like that!

Comments: I almost hit the snooze button and said “I’ll just run after work.”  That’s a lie.  I DID hit the snooze button, but while lying in bed I realized I have so much else I want to do after work including writing on my other blog  I turned off the alarm and got dressed.  It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a morning person.  There is such a thing as too early.  I notice a lot of people connect with the adage “there’s not enough time in the day.”  That’s true, but when you want something, you make time.  One of my biggest pet peeves is people who say they want to loose weight/live a healthier life/start running but they aren’t willing to adjust their life to meet this goal.

Yes, I’m a morning person.  I’ve been known to get up at 3:30am to do some writing and sleeping until 8:00 is sleeping-in.  I run in the mornings because it works for me, not because I love it.  It’s much easier for me to get up early and sit at a computer than it is to get up and run.  Most mornings I’d rather be snuggled under the covers until I have to be up for work.  But I do it because I have goals to accomplish.  Find your time to train, whatever time of day that is, and stick to it.  Yes, you’ll fall off the wagon on occasion but just be sure to jump right back on it.

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