Waking up for an early morning 4 mile run with my all time, hands down favorite running buddy, Milo! It's already humid here in Kansas, but the cool air made for a decent run this morning, despite being soaking wet by a half mile in. Humidity kills me, but after about 2.5 miles I hit my stride and it wasn't so bad. I just have to get re-conditioned to the humidity. Plus I started my new weight training program and my legs may as well be dead weight. How is it I can feel so out of shape when I ran a marathon just four weeks ago?!
I am amazed that I pulled myself out of bed, I'm not a huge morning person, but I can manage. I was inspired by my friend Mike to get up and get out there this morning. He is a fellow media nerd, we went to undergrad together. He is on a mission, a "less of me" mission. We talked yesterday and I shared I'm struggling big time to get up and run in the mornings. Even though running in the morning during summer is one of my favorite things in the WORLD to do. He pointed out that if his 40 year old butt can get up and get out there, then my 30 year old butt can too.
I don't have anyone to get up and meet in the morning right now, and honestly I get tired of trying to get anyone to run in the morning, so I'm on my own in this mission... until now. Mike and I agreed to sort of keep each other accountable, even if we don't meet each other for a run or walk, doesn't mean we can't give each other shit for not doing it! Plus it's comforting, as Mike pointed out, knowing that someone else is out there, dragging themselves out of cool comfortable sheets in the mornings. So we may not run together, but we know the other is out there... and there will be either hell or congrats to doll out! Plus I hate letting people down.
So Mike, although I was literally cursing your name this morning when my alarm went off at 5:50a, and I considered saying screw it, I thought, nope, I'm gonna have to tell Mike if I didn't get up and do it. So I got up, and I ran my four miles.... with Milo. Who oddly is always ridiculously excited to get up for an early run... oh to be a dog.