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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  1. I kind of pop out of bed on work days and roll out of bed on the week ends. We are driving up early tomorrow, I hope I can meet you!

  2. I'm the opposite. I'm a morning person and get much more accomplished early in the day...of course, by 8 PM, I'm ready curl up for the evening too! Great job for getting out there!

  3. Wow, I do not look nearly as cute in the morning as you do! Threatening hot temps later in the day are what ususlly get my butt in gear (not quite as temperate in MD as it is in CA).

  4. During this CRAZY heat, you BET I'd rather get up early and run!

    That's not an option through the week, though, as my day already starts at 5:00. No way could I get up any earlier than that to run. But on the weekends, I'm hitting the pavement for my long run as the sun comes up!

  5. these are nice comments. i love reading them too. you posted 4 times this week, it's like a gift to all of us. good luck in SF, i wish i was there to cheer you and Ang on.

  6. hi kate! i love reading your blogs they are awesome and inspiring. now only if i can get out into this 97 degree heat and 99% humidity to go for a run ;) but in all seriousness, that is something i'm really interested in as far as running to get a good run in during extreme temperatures? i am great when the conditions are right, but this nashville weather has totally thrown me off of my running regiment and i don't know how/when to safely get back out there without having a heat stroke! if you have any thoughts on that i'd love to hear them.

    keep up the great work i'm really enjoying these :) lots of love, katie

  7. ps...the picture of that little kitten is ADORABLE!! :) xo

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