I get up fairly early on the days I work — 5 a.m. — so I don’t typically do things before I go into the office. But this morning was different.
I got up at 4:30 so I could go to the gym. What the hell is wrong with me?
I mentally prepared myself last night. I washed my running gear and I went to bed on time. (Although, I didn’t end up sleeping very well. I had this dream that I was sleeping on a fold-out bed and Mr. T was in the same room on a different bed, a real one, and T Junior was in a crib like you see in a hotel. We heard chatter from an animal. Mr. T said it was probably a raccoon and that he would hate to be sleeping on a bed where the raccoon could crawl up the side from underneath. We figured it was probably trapped underneath the couch part of the fold-out bed. Um…that would be my bed! So, yeah, that was one of the times I woke up, and with drool all over the pillow, too. Yay.)
At 4:30, I got ready and then drove to the gym in my workout clothes with my “career” clothes (jeans and a sweatshirt) in my gym bag. I got there just after 5 and there were more people exercising than I thought there would be (they were almost all on ellipticals, what is it with ellipticals?).
I stepped up on the treadmill for two slow miles. I am, after all, running 16 with Jill tomorrow and don’t want to kill my legs. In fact, I probably shouldn’t even have gone running today, but I felt like it. I didn’t even hit the snooze button this morning!
4/15/10 – 2 Miles – 22:25
Also, I checked out the McMillan Running Calculator on Wednesday. Have you used this? I was really surprised at how slow it said I should be doing my long runs: 11:18-12:18. Interesting.