Who am I??

First off, thanks for all of your input about bathroom breaks and running in the heat on Wednesday. Y’all gave me a lot to think about, and some ideas on how to try and address the problem. Also, it looks like we’re all road tripping to the Manitou Incline. Sweet! I’ll see y’all there!

You will not believe what I did this morning. I got up and went for a 3 mile run BEFORE work. Crazy, right? Who am I? It was definitely cooler out than it is during the day (68 degrees), but since I ran in the morning I got to deal with 100% humidity. It was also really foggy/hazy outside.

The road to nowhere

I saw that white Pitbull I have told y’all about before that has “attacked” me in the past. By attacked I mean he has chased me down the road and jumped up on my back with his front paws while barking and growling. Not sure if that counts or not, but either way I avoid him. I snapped a quick picture before turning around to head the other direction.

He almost looks friendly in this picture, and I think it also looks like he’s tied. But he has been loose in the past and trust me, he’s not so friendly looking when he’s running after you with his teeth bared.

I felt alright on my run this morning. The last time I ran in the morning on a week day I felt really low on energy. By the way that run doesn’t count like today’s counts because I didn’t have to work that day. Anyway, that last time I didn’t eat before I ran and I only had a few sips of water. Today I also didn’t eat, but I drank a big glass of water, which is what Deb says she does before running during the week in the morning. It worked out pretty well for me! Now if I can just get my digestive system to behave.

Overall I really enjoyed running in the morning before work. It was kind of exhilarating, which sounds dumb, but it’s true. I may have to throw in a pre-work run here and there in the future.

Do you prefer running/working out in the morning, afternoon, or night?

Is your workout time dictated by your schedule, or is it just the time you prefer to work out?

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  1. I am definitely a morning runner, but my schedule doesn’t always allow me to get my runs in before work. I ran a trail race Tuesday evening, and even though I felt great during the race, I had a horrible time getting to sleep that night. Too much adrenaline pumping!!

    1. I usually run in the evening during the week, and I often have a hard time getting to sleep after a track workout or a run that went particularly well.

  2. As much as possible in the summer, I try to workout in the mornings because it’s cooler (albeit usually more humid). I also lose all motivation to run after work once I’ve plopped down on my couch. In the winter, since it’s not light out before work and I prefer to run trails, sometimes I switch it up to after work.

    1. It can be so hard to get out there in the afternoon/evening when it is so hot!

  3. I enjoy a quiet morning, especially when I don’t have to leave the house too early. Weekends I like to ride before noon if the weather permits. Guess that counts as morning.

    Getting a good workout usually helps me sleep. After sitting around the office all day it feels good to get out and shake off the day.

    LUD.

    1. It definitely feels good to do something active after a long and/or stressful day at work!

  4. I’m so glad the glass of water helped. I went for 5 miles today and had a quarter of a white bagel and about 10 grapes before I went. Only during the 4th mile did I feel sluggish.
    During the summer I usually run when I feel like it (and pay attention the weather).
    During the school year I have to base it on when I’m available. Glenn and I both work, the boys are crazy-busy and not old enough to drive yet. It’s all good. A lot of times I end up running in the late afternoon or early evening when Gabe is at soccer practice.

    1. You’re amazing, making time to train for a marathon while juggling a full-time work schedule and the busy schedule of your boys!

  5. Glad the water helped! Also glad that dog is tied up. I would be so terrified if that dog jumped on me! I never feel like running in the a.m. but once it’s over I’m always glad I did.

    1. After that happened I didn’t go that direction for months. Now I’ve only been by there 4 or 5 times, but I always have Barry with me.

  6. Thanks for the shout-out, and I’m glad the big glass of water helped! I always prefer to run in the morning before I start my day whenever possible. It just works so much better for me in so many ways.

    1. I can see why you do. It guarantees you get your run in and, personally, it also set a nice tone for the rest of my day.

  7. TOTALLY morning. Nowadays I flip things around a lot, but when I worked a more “regular” schedule, once I got to work, anything could happen – and so getting my workout out of the way in the morning was the only way to guarantee that it would get done!

    1. My job can be like that. I always set out to work an 8 hour day, but that rarely happens. I’m not fully converted to morning running, yet, though!

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