Today I ran my second, potentially ever, pre-work run. A few months ago, I wanted to try running in the morning, but I did not want to change my work/training schedule. I normally get up at 5am for work, so I set my alarm for 4am. Short story short, I NEVER got up at 4am.
Last month, I decided I would try again, but this time I would rearrange my schedule. I couldn't just start going into work later all willy nilly. I had to push my personal training sessions back too. What has happened to my life? I used to just do whatever I wanted and still have time to spare. Alas, the life of an ultra runner is busy and AWESOME.
I was going to start my morning runs last week, which I did. Sort of. I ran one morning last week and have run one morning this week. I had lots of excuses for not running the rest of the days. Some were good and some were not. For some reason, I have a difficult time getting motivated to get out of bed and go running on a week day morning. But why?
I'm used to getting up at 5am for work, and all I had to do was get up at 5am and run instead. Sometimes I even get up at 4 or 4:30 on a weekend to get in a long run before it gets too hot. And I actually look FORWARD to those runs. What is wrong with my crazy head? The best explanation I have is...expectations. On the weekend, it's the weekend. Once I'm done with my run, I go out for brunch, sometimes take a nap and usually get to do whatever I want for the rest of the day. On the weekday, what do I have to look forward to? Work, no brunch on the patio and NO nap. I really like sleeping ok? You are correct in surmising that I don't have children.
Not sure what will cure me of my weekday morning dread besides repetition, and maybe having a good run for once.