Workout: Ran 4.55 miles; average pace, 8:43.
I sometimes like to play games with myself at night.
It's OK to skip my run tomorrow because ...
I don't need to run tomorrow because ...
It's a taper week (of sorts) so ...
As you can guess, I had one of those nights last night. I was unhappy with the idea that I'd have to get up BY 5:30 a.m. to squeeze in some miles before my 8 am. dentist appointment. I could maybe sleep till 5:45 but that would require sub-par hygiene practices ... though I'd like to argue that it would be their fault for having no Saturday or evening hours.
Somewhere amid my struggle and deciding that yes, I did want popcorn, I realized that there are people who do this all the time. They get up at 5 a.m. so they can run before an 8 a.m. clock-in time. One morning wouldn't kill me.
So I ran. Out the door by 6:05, home before 7. Blogging and drinking coffee at 7:10. Shower at 7:15 ... one can only hope.
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In yesterday's post, I mentioned that maybe I didn't get the desired results from my October challenge because I chose the wrong DVDs. Guess what? I was right.
Jackie Warner's "Power Circuit" (found OnDemand), which I followed yesterday, left my quads, hamstrings, triceps, back and abs sore. Not "I can't sit down on the toilet" sore but "Damn. I can feel my legs as I walk to the bathroom at 2 a.m." sore. I'd complain but I kind of like it. And it gives me some reassurance that I made a good purchase in "Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training" (due to arrive Thursday).