So, last week sucked for getting my workouts in.. I worked late 4 out of 5 nights and by the time I drove by the gym I was just too spent to even consider it. We are implementing a client between now and July and have a few spikes coming up, last week was one, end of Feb will be another as my boss is off so that leaves me basically runnin’ the joint. haha not really but much busier than usual. Last week of Feb and first week of March will be like this, and then ups and downs until mid-July. I can’t miss that many workouts so I needed to figure out what to do. Of course there was only one answer and although I kept trying to find a way around it there just isn’t. So this morning I channeled my inner ‘runnrgrl’ and woke up at 4:45am. I slogged my way to the Y for 5:30am when they opened to get my run in, all in a major sleep deprived haze. Despite my best efforts to get everything I need set up for me because I knew I’d be half asleep at that hour I raced out the door only to realize halfway there that the shake I had made was sitting on the counter in the kitchen, so, here’s me trying to get up energy for a run with NO fuel whatsoever. I know loads of people do this so I pushed through. I did not have a great run but my heart rate was good and I managed 36 minutes at a slightly slower pace than normal.
Good things about morning workouts:
The newer treadmills were availabe and they are NORMAL, or at least more like what I am used to so I was able to do my usual speed plus they had a cool readout.
NO kids in the changeroom
Very few people there at all
Loads of parking to choose from
My workout is now finished and I won’t spend most of the day dreading it after work
NO kids in the changeroom (not that I don't like kids, honestly, but they run around the changerooms like maniacs)
Bad things about morning workouts:
Showering at the Y completely sucks, I don’t like carting all my stuff with me and there are no ‘private changerooms’.. I’m just gonna have to get over that one, at least the showers and changeroom aren’t busy
I figure I only need to do this twice a week, once for a run on Tuesday and once for bike on Thursday, OR I could switch my bike to Friday night and take Thursday as a rest day instead of Friday. For some reason working out on a Friday night doesn’t bother me. Regardless this is doable and it really is much nicer at the Y in the early morning.
Note to self: The pool was really busy so probably not a good idea to go and get a swim in that early.
Now I need MORE coffee