I get asked all the time how I get up to run at 5am. Below, you will find re-enacted conversations that I have with myself each time the alarm goes off.
Monday: Chest and tri supersets, planks, and 15 min. stairmaster.
I forced myself to go to the gym and throw around some weights. I didn't have a plan, and that's ok. I can throw a workout together at the frop of a hat. Had to throw some cardio up in there since I didn't do a HIT workout.
Tuesday: 4.3 mile run.
Alarm went off at 4:30am. Here's how I got out of bed.
Conscience: Get out of bed you ate one too many tamales this weekend. Plus an indulgent dessert.
Sleepy self: But the bed is so comfy. Ok, I might as well. Don't want to run on the dreadmill later.
Easy as that! I didn't have to hit snooze, which I rarely do. I don't leave any lee-way in the morning. I have exactly 12 minutes and 48 seconds to brush my teeth, get dressed, grab a water and eat half a banana and head out the door. No time for snooze.
|Stretching, coffee and quiet time.|
Wednesday: Legs and shoulders, planks.
Thursday: 5 mile run, back, bi's (no supersets) and planks.
Sleepy self: Is it raining? The forecast said rain.
Conscience: Nope, get up.
Sleepy self: But I didn't sleep well.
Conscience: You can nap later.
Yeah, naps never happen when you have two active boys. Especially one that thinks he's an extended body part.
He looks really sweet. Mama's boy, that one.
Friday: 8 mile long run
Sleepy self: I'm.....so.....tired.....Not two days in a row!
Conscience: Get it done now or you don't get a long run this week.
Sleepy self: My back hurts.
Conscience: You are meeting a friend, you can't leave her hanging.
Sleepy self: fine
See, usually my first instinct is to go back to bed. I am not a morning person, however, I know I run best at that time. It doesn't carve into time spent with my family. Plus I've had a super busy week, so I'm glad to at least get my solid runs in, even if I couldn't fit in any other cardio.
I did a few regular planks.
And one of these!
I alternate between the two plank positions. It is equally hard. I was trembling and if anyone was looking at me, they probably were about to call 911.
I realized at 3:30 in that I could make 4 minutes, then I pushed myself to 5!
Pretty happy about my #plankaday.
Are you willing to take the #plankaday challenge?
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