Anyone else have an early morning wake up call today?
Every Friday, I meet one of my running partners at 5:15 a.m. for our weekly 8 mile run. It was a great one this morning, and warm enough for short sleeves! We finished with an average pace of 8:03 mins/m. And, when I saw, "we", I mean that I finished at that pace. She was at least a quarter mile ahead of me the whole time. Girlfriend hauls booty.
The one good thing about the upcoming time change is that it starts to get light out so much earlier! We were only 3 miles in when the sky started to get light. It tricks your brain, and for a minute you forget that you are out running before most people even open their eyes.
I will admit that when I first started working, super early morning workouts were a challenge for me. I have always been a "get it done early" kinda girl, but waking up in the 4 o'clock hour was a change for me. I have a long commute home after work, so I often don't get home until 5-6 p.m., and at that point, dinner must be made, and other things become more important than going out for a run. Also, it has been scientifically proven that I cannot begin a workout after 12 p.m.
So, how did I adjust to my new early morning lifestyle?
Go to be early!
Lunch consisted of a can of Amy's Chunky Vegetable soup (first time try, very tasty!) Please tell me I'm not the only one who reuses dishes?? Okay, sorry if that is totally gross...
Along with a sliced zucchini and bell pepper with a side of eggplant hummus for dipping.
Off to get ready for date night!