Today my schedule called for a 5 mile pace run. I knew in order to get my run it I would have to get up early as my husband had to leave for work at 7:30 this morning and we have a busy schedule of birthday parties and grocery shopping tonight. I tried to get to sleep somewhat early as my alarm was set for a 6:00 AM wake up call. I fell asleep quickly, however my son came in my room around 11:30 PM and kept tapping me on the back to wake me up so I could fix the TV. See, I fell asleep with the TV on and when he came in my room it was still on so in his mind, I needed to fix it. Of course at this point he wanted to watch TV but instead he was sent back to his room much to his dismay. After this, I was able to sleep well until the alarm went off. I immediately pressed snooze and considered turning off the alarm and running tonight. I ended up pressing snooze once more and then I told myself to get out there and get it done and with that I got up, got dressed, and headed out the door for my 5 miler. The goal for today was 8:39/mile. When I first started, my pace was SLOW and I was working really hard to get on track. I guess I worked a little too hard as my first mile was 8:26. I was able to get the run under control after that with my final four miles being 8:42, 8:36, 8:32, and 8:33. Five miles completed before 8:oo AM! Awesome!! So I guess the point of today's post is even if you really don't want to get out there and run, make yourself do it anyway....I guarantee you will be glad you did it! I know I was!!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!