(aka I’m Winning the Snooze Battle but Losing the War)
I was so inspired by
yesterday’s Thursday’s post on AM vs PM running I decided it was finally time to commit to my journey of becoming a REAL Morning Runner. I set my alarm(s), drank an extra glass of Nuun, crawled into bed early(ish), and recruited a little social media accountability.
Oiselle teammates looking out for each other
I fell asleep dreaming of a zombie warmup where “by the time you wake up you’re already a few miles in!” (like ALL you morning people claimed) followed by a magical sudden burst of energy leading to three kickass tempo miles, and a smug sense of self-determination that would carry me through work and lead to my most productive day EVER, EVER – and I’d be instantly converted.
Alarm #1 went off, and I think purely out of habit my magnetic thumbs-to-snooze-button silenced it. But PM Sarah is smarter than AM Sarah, and another one went off a minute later.
AND I ACTUALLY GOT UP.
I really did.
Twitter makes shit happen
I sent proof to Meghan, expecting a big virtual high five and to find out she was already done with 11 miles of hill repeats and a 60 mile cooldown on the trainer, possibly in the middle of a huge core sesh and DUH OBVIOUSLY FOAM ROLLED ALREADY.
She’s kind of a badass.
Luckily I didn’t hear about hers (or anyone else’s) early Thursday AM workouts until 80 minutes later. “Way to go! You really went out and ran!” you might be thinking. That’s cute. Thanks for having that kind of faith in me.
Nope, I missed them because immediately after that presumptuous ‘ha I beat the morning runner hurdles, this AM shit ain’t so hard!‘ tweet…
*Reenactment* sub couch for bed and although those ‘jeans’ feel/fit like pajama pants, I don’t sleep in them
So my journey to becoming (at least a part-time) Morning Runner continues. I’m one step closer, fighting the frontline battle with the snooze button, and am happy to report this morning I again made it out of bed in 3-Snoozes-or-Less. Which I guess means it’s time to go run long.
Promise I’m not going back to bed.