Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ramblings of a Non-Morning Person

It isn't often I get my tired butt out of bed before 6 AM just to run.  I always think to myself, "I'll do it later" and then I do.  Sleep is just far more gratifying at that hour than trotting around while half asleep.  Let's face it, as healthy as I try to be, running just seems like the most ridiculous prospect in the wee hours of the morning.  Hey, I am just being honest friends.
That's me in the morning

This morning, you won't believe it but I woke up at 5:40 AM.  Where is my gold star?  I popped a piece of toast in the toaster (which burned, big surprise) so I toasted another and had a few sips of water.  I ate my food and pushed myself slowly out the door.  I live in southern California, and it's July for crying out loud and get this, it was raining on me!  How cruel, San Diego.  The one day I decide to roll myself out of bed and onto the streets of my hood the sky decides to drop fluids on me the entire way.  I know what you're thinking, I am such a wimp.  I won't deny it, because to be honest it wasn't really raining.  It was drizzling, but STILL, it was not fun, okay?  This is the reason I moved away from Chicago; to avoid nasty weather at all costs.

By the time I returned to my warm and dry abode I felt like I deserved a nap.  But, of course I had to get ready for work.  I threw my soggy self in the shower and off I went to my 8-5.  Now the day is over and my run was done before I even had time to think about it.  As much of a complainer as I am, I am sure glad I ran my lazy booty around in the drizzle this morning.  Now I can go eat some vegan fro-yo and enjoy this evening. 

How do you get your butt out of bed in the morning?
Or, do you say screw it and run in the evening?

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