We’re officially 1/2 way through the work week! (Thank god, because this waking up at 6am business isn’t helping anyone.)
Since my Marathon Training Plan is like crack to me until December 4, yesterday after work I took one look at it and then I went to the gym and hopped on the treadmill for my 3-mile run.
Would it have been more worthwhile to run it outside? Yes.
Did I feel like running the gauntlet between tourists on bicycles, hipsters with cameras and gale force winds? No.
Would I be able to read my new Us Weekly (that I now subscribe to, for free) outside? No.
So I set the treadmill to an 8:49/mile pace, and dove right into Teen Mom-ness of it all. Yes they were on the cover, again.
No Maci, we don’t care about the love triangle you’re still stuck in. Again.
(I can’t even tell you how many issues and thoughts I have regarding the fact that they are on the cover and I am *forced* to read about them. I. don’t. care. But obviously I will read it anyway.)
After that, I headed home, grabbed a piece of wholewheat sourdough toast, smeared it with Peanut Butter, changed out of running shorts, into Lulu crops and ran out the door to my Pilates Class.
Where I got my booty kicked.
Last night’s class was 1/3 booty, 1/3 arms and 1/3 abs. Needless to say, I was sore before I even got home.
Which made this morning’s run of 6 miles even more fun that a run can be when done at 6am.
Please note the sarcasm. 😉
My legs felt like lead and super heavy the entire run, but I managed to pull out a solid 8:40/mile average pace.
I even passed TWO people. (That were in their late 70’s and walking.)
I know Kim, I know. No one understands.
Luckily the NSync pandora station didn’t fail me and brought back “Dirty Pop” and “Tearin Up My Heart”.
Seriously, does 6am get much better than that? Unless I’m sleeping, then no, it does not.
That being said getting the run out of the way allows me to focus on my priorities post-work – like a manicure, a pedicure, and a dinner/movie date with a good friend!
Excuse me while I go inhale a leftover turkey burger for lunch – yes I brought a bun (english muffin), cheese, and arugula in Ziploc bags to give it a more authentic feel.
What’s your favorite part about AM workouts?