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Awake at 3am....what was I thinking!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Well, our Galloway group coach took a poll last week to see who all was game for just doing 5am runs at least until Labor Day, majority ruled and we are up & running at 5am every Sat. regardless if it's a long run or not. I'm okay with that, however, as a long time runner and triathlete, I've always had to be up at least 2 hrs. prior to any type of activity be it running or triathlon and waking up a 3am, I have got to say SUCKS. Especially when I have to be in bed by 8:30pm on a Friday night....doh! Don't get me wrong, once I'm up, I'm up, but ouch, when that alarm goes off, I do have the little thought in my mind of, hmmmm, should I just turn the alarm off and go back to sleep. Luckily, running with a group is a big motivator because every 5am run I do with these folks, there is always a huge group out there. I'd feel really bad not showing up just cause I didn't want to get up. I think my biggest motivation is that when I'm done, I get to come home and drink my juicer juice, take an ice shower and take a nice quick cat nap. Woohoo!

Well, I'm off to go take a shower and head out the door for another run on a hot Dallas, TX. morning! Luckily today is only a 7 miler, however we have another Galloway Magic Mile test today with 4-6 mile repeats.

AHHHH today's gonna be a good day!

Have a super Saturday my spark friends!

Keep on Running!
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    We also voted to move our long runs to 5am, and like you, I'll be getting up at 3am. My problem is that I am TERRIBLE about going to bed early. I never get enough sleep the night before a long run. You'd think I'd learn, wouldn't you! I'm going to have to try to nap after.

    Glad to hear that things are going well with you and your group. Looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
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    2878 days ago
  • JEM0622
    I hope you get a nap later! Have a good run!
    2878 days ago
    That sure is EARLY! Good luck. If I lived in Texas, I know that I'd exercise early--probably not that early. Isn't it still dark? (My mom lived in HOuston, so I know how hot it gets down there.) It takes dedication to do what you are doing. emoticon
    2878 days ago
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