Taught an hour spin class. Finally used my new notebook with some new song sets.
A quick shoe change and then I ran 7.5 miles on the treadmill in 58 minutes. About at 7:47 pace. I wanted to try to step it up to do some speed work, but I didn’t. Basically I just made myself stay on that darn thing until my hour was up. It was that kind of run. My Inspires were the shoes of the day yesterday.
Thank goodness for TVs on treadmills, Live With Kelly and Michael, The View and the fact that my gym doesn’t enforce a dress code. I was a mess.
Two things really quick- I’m loving my Pro Compression low trainers more these days when I’m not wearing my marathon socks and I now always wear my Halo Headband when I know I’m going to sweat like crazy. It does such a great job of keeping the sweat out of my eyes. Love it.
So, yeah, mornings around here have changed a bit. I used to stay up wee hours of the night because that was the only time I had to get things done. It wasn’t working out so well for me. I’d stay up too late, eat late night snacks just to help me stay up and then when I finally did lay down I wouldn’t be able to sleep well because my mind was still “working”. Basically I was doing everything you’re not supposed to do.
No surprise that the mornings were rough.
I’ll spare you all the details, but it always seemed that I was tired, grumpy and couldn’t get it together.
So I recently made a few changes, unfortunately so did Judah as he now gets up an hour earlier with me at 5:20 am, but we’re working on it. I feel better as a new “morning person”. I feel like I have a better handle on the day.
Here’s some thing that have helped me. Just thought I’d share. I never understood why people woke up earlier than they “needed” to or before the sun came out by choice, but I’m starting to become one of them.
I’ve been going to bed earlier. No more late nights on the computer. I just tell myself I can get to it in the morning. Sure, some stuff is not getting done that really should, but I’m getting some quality zzzz’s.
I enjoy watching the sun come up. There’s something peaceful about it and I try to view it as a reminder that each new day is a gift and a blessing and one more chance to try to get things right.
I feel good sending STUFT Daddy one his way with his mocha. The house might always be a mess, but at least I can make him a good coffee.
Although I’m always hoping for a little quiet alone time, I usually don’t get it. That’s okay though, this guy is learning very quickly the skills it takes to make the perfect, very strong STUFT salted caramel mocha (the new drink of choice for the morning).
Kitty is learning the ways too.
I have to brew my espresso first thing.
No question, coffee is a must and a couple extra sniffs of the coffee beans helps too. He he.
Total side note, but it’s been chilly here the past week or so. Look at the frost.
I like using my time to plan my day, organize my thoughts, try to get a little blog post done, etc.
You know, I love my jobs (yes, all 100 of them). I’m so lucky to be able to be at home the majority of the time, write, blog, teach classes, run, etc. and getting up a little earlier to make all that happen is just that much easier.
I never quite know when or if I’ll get any “office hours” during the day, so getting a handle on my day a little earlier is
They say it’s best to wake up at the same time every day, and on race days I’m really up at the crack of dawn. I’m hoping this new schedule will pay off for some upcoming races. We shall see.
OH, and just in case you’re wondering, I have not broken down and bought any new kabochas. I did however finally roast that homegrown butternut squash from about a month ago and did it up just like I usually do my sweet roasted kabocha squash.
It was the next best thing.
Hope you’re having a good day.
Are you an early riser or a night owl?
Is coffee a necessity right after you get up?