This morning... I finally did it. I asked my husband to get me up when his alarm went off so I could run. At precisely 4:05 am (not sure why it isn't set for 4am), I reluctantly got up and got dressed. It took me 10 minutes to get out the door.... I was really asleep.
It was strange to run that early. I was surprised by all of the houses that had lights on that early. I was completely unnerved by every shadow and parked car, but it got easier. It felt like a long 3 miles, but I made it home.
I wiped off my face and legs and arms with a wash cloth and got back into bed. It was harder than I thought to fall back to sleep. I should have showered, but just did not have the energy. Since it was laundry day, I knew I had to change the sheets anyway. When the kids came in around 6, I sent them downstairs and ended up staying in bed until 7am. UGH.
I showered and got ready for the day. I hope this becomes a habit sooner than later as all day I was a zombie. I guess I should take up coffee if I continue to do it.
Tomorrow, I have 5 miles, but I am thankful that Bob will fun them with me in the evening.
Another thing I did yesterday was to pack up all of the heels. I have a major height complex, but I read that if you wear heels for 1 hour, it takes 3 days for your calves to recover. I do not have 3 days, so I packed up my precious heels. I am even tossing my cheap flip-flops. I need to protect my new precious things - my FEET.
What have you given up to begin your marathon training?