Friday, October 14, 2011

Breaking dawn

Move that body: 3.5-mile run

Guess who has the day off today?



I’d call him a stupid butthead and be totally envious of his teacher’s schedule had I not had full intentions to take advantage of him being home. As in, I had plans to run on my schedule without the BOB.

Emphasis on plans.

Seeing as I had the opportunity to run on my schedule, I decided that I would rather go running after Miles’ 4:30 a.m. feeding rather than sleep.


Yeah, I was uploading stats from the Garmin at 5:59 and still managed a smile.

I can run at 5 a.m. any day of the week, leaving Mark and Miles to get another hour of sleep, so I’m not so sure why I felt compelled to go out.

Actually, I do. I was so hungry at 4:30 that I was going to have to get a snack. If I was going to get up for food, I might as well get up to exercise as well.

I devoured a banana with Nutella and went on my way. It was a pretty mediocre run but I so enjoyed being out on a quiet, fall morning. It was just Denali, me and the leaves crunching beneath our feet.

Of course, now that I’ve done this once, means I could do it again.


What’s the earliest you’ve gotten up to workout?


  1. Way to go on getting out there. Seriously.

    This is actually rather inspirational in the motherhood area because it's almost like because you are feeding M then you have the incentive to stay up and run, which otherwise might not have happened. Nice!

  2. Seriously I hope that when I have a baby I am as motivated as you are!!!

    My earliest is when I get to a 5:45am group fitness class at the gym. It is rare, but sometimes I get my butt there and I love it when I do!

  3. To know the limits of abdominal exercise. Burning stored fat must be the priority, and also the most efficient way is actually a combination of an excellent diet and cardiovascular workouts, like swimming, jogging, brisk walking, and even rowing.

  4. I hope I have that motivation too once this baby arrives!

    Way to go!

  5. Wow rock star!

    I got up at 3:30am to do a 20 mile run before the heat got too bad. You do what you gotta do. =) Way to go!

  6. That's awesome!!! When I worked I woke up at 530am everyday to commute so I have never been a morning runner. Probably the earliest I've gotten up to run was 3am for the Disney Marathon and Princess Half.

  7. Kimberly, I mentioned you on my blog today! I hope you'll check it out!

  8. Back in my army days there were LOTS of 4:30 a.m. wake ups with PT starting 10-15 minutes later (Ugggg) -

    Glad you got a run in and although it wasn't lifechangingly awesome, I'm glad you had a chance to do it with your "other son". :)

  9. Nice! I got up at 3:30 for my last 22 miler before TCM. You gotta do what you gotta do :)

  10. I really respect your dedication. Irrespective of whatever time you do your runs, making sure you fit them in is totally awesome and inspires people like me who are trying really hard to do the same. Muchos respect! And photos of Miles are making me very broody!!!! :)