Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Battle Between The Snooze Alarm And My Running Shoes

Every weeknight I set my alarm for 4:30 AM with every intention of getting out of bed to head out for a run. Truth be told I have chosen to hit snooze and stay in bed more often than not lately. I think I have lost a bit of my running mojo ever since my PR performance at the Columbus Marathon back in October. I have run in the afternoon and evening a few times since Columbus but I really prefer to run in the morning.

Last night, as I always do, I set my alarm for 4:30 AM and when it went off this morning I had a battle between that snooze button and my running shoes once again!
4:30 AM-Alarm goes off and I hit snooze.
4:37 AM-Alarm goes off again- snooze once again
4:44 AM-Alarm again-snooze again
4:51 AM-Alarm once more-snooze once more
4:58 AM-Alarm and snooze yet again
5:05 AM- Alarm and I decide to check the weather on my phone
5:12 AM- Alarm again and snooze once more
5:19 AM- Alarm and I turn it off and think to myself seriously Jodi it is 53 degrees on November 15th. Get your butt out of bed and go for a run. You don't have to run far and you will be done in 30 minutes or less.
5:21 AM- Out of bed! Thow on capris and a long sleeve shirt in November and head outside.
5:30 AM- Game on, run started
26 minutes and 44 seconds later I return home and am glad I let my running shoes win the battle today. The question is: what will happen tomorrow at 4:30 AM?

Do you battle your snooze alarm? How do you defeat it?

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!


  1. OH MAN THIS IS SO ME! I usually get up and putz around and run out of time. Lately I've been just giving it up in favor of post work runs. I am sooooo hoping to get my morning mojo back though. I love am workouts... just not more than sleeping apparently.

    Oh, tomorrow, YOU WILL GET OUT OF BED!

  2. I'm impressed by runners who get up at 4:30 in the morning. I'm often still working at 10:30pm, so the crazy-early rising isn't for me. I'm more of a second shift kinda girl. Anyway, you know what they say--you regret the runs you skip, not the ones you do!

  3. Hahaha! Fighting the alarm is a repeat battle! :D Glad you won the struggle. It is a tough one some mornings!