I am not sure what it is (maybe the lack of daylight at this time of year?), but lately I have had such a difficult time getting out of bed for work in the morning. The alarm goes off at 7am, then the snooze button is pressed 3-4 times until it is 7:30am, at which point I finally drag myself out of bed. Today and yesterday, after 5 days off work and as many days of lazy sleep-ins, it was 7:45am when I mustered all the strength I had and rolled out of bed. Funny thing is, I was not any more late for work than usual (yes, I am pretty much late for work every day, but nobody's perfect). I suppose less time was spent lolly-gagging in the kitchen and getting ready than is typically.
This running challenge thingy is going well so far - I have had a couple weeks now of 5-runs-a-week.
Some good things about it:
-shedding the couple of extra pounds put on after taking a nice break in November of doing nothing.
-improving my fitness/endurance
-how come I can only come up with two? Can anyone think of more?
Some not-so-good things about it:
-wearing out my running shoes faster
-more laundry to do
-have to carefully plan what I am eating before running 5 days a week
-more chance of injury?
-running in the cold/poor footing outside
Are there any I am missing?? I can't think right now.
I have been making myself go outside for at least a couple runs a week, with the rest on the tready, as I can't bear to do all of them inside. Sunday's run was 90 mins in the windchill-ridden cold. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Let's hope so because this chilly weather is here to stay for at least another week...