Friday, May 22, 2009

best part of my day...

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.


11 comments:

Gov said...

WOW! I'm an inspiration! I feel like I belong in a song by Chicago or something. Like I told you...together, through guilt, we will be the champions we want to be. Press On, mi amiga!

Marlene said...

Good for you! What a good idea, having a buddy at work to be accountable to. I think I need that. With the heat on its way, I'm going to have to incorporate some morning runs.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

It's funny how dogs are always up for a run. Doesn't matter the time or the weather. Would be nice to have their enthusiasm, huh?

chris mcpeake said...

early morning runs RULE!
nice blog ... keep on running

X-Country2 said...

I have so much respect for morning runners. No matter how hard I try, I just can't do it.

aron said...

I LOVE running in the morning when I actually get my butt out of bed. Its the best!! Having someone to meet always makes me get up :)

IzzyBubbles said...

Hey, you can keep me accountable, too! I really wish we lived closer together so that we could run together in the mornings. :(

J said...

I'm ready for our early morning river runs! As soon as I get back, let's do it!

J said...

I wish I had a morning running buddy! I usually am good about getting up because it just gets way too humid to run at night time! Sometimes even in the morning it is too humid! Great job! Keep it up!

Rookie on the Run said...

Good for you for getting out of bed and doing your run! That can be sooo hard... but then, so is facing your accountability buddy.

Have a great weekend!

Irish Cream said...

Wow, awesome job! I am still trying to force myself to get up before work and run . . . but seriously, I love my bed so much, it is damn near impossible. I seriously need someone to give me sh*t like that!