However ... somehow, the last two mornings I have done all of the above and ran 5K each day, finishing well before 7AM.. And I've enjoyed it! What's up with that????????
I can't honestly even say what sparked this idea. I rarely ever entertain the idea of exercising that early in the morning.
I do know from experience that this feeling will not last, so I must enjoy it while I can. There will come a day, likely soon, that I will smash that alarm when it goes off and I will not roll out of bed. I will question my sanity and realize that there really is no logical reason WHY I need to get up that early to exercise. I don't have a young family, I don't have a crazy hectic schedule that backlogs my day, temperature isn't an issue. For the most part I can fit exercise into most days without having to adjust my sleep schedule, and I prefer it that way. This is an anomaly.
Both these runs have been incredible for different reasons. Wednesday morning marked my first run in I don't know how long that I did not stop for a walk. Yes, it was only 5K, but I haven't been able to run that without stopping for a while.
This mornings run though was absolute heaven! I got a new pair of shoes yesterday (I think they are the prettiest thing on the planet so if you disagree then ZIP it!! hahaha). These are the Mizuno Wave Riders that I used to wear, before getting a more supportive shoe in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS. The Wave Riders are not as supportive a shoe as I require when doing longer distances and more mileage, but they will be my "alternative" shoe. To be used for shorter runs and "other" sports (i.e. bootcamp). That way I can save my "distance" shoes and not wear them down so quickly. It's always a good idea to have multiple shoes when you are active daily.
While these shoes are not a 100% match for me, they are 10,000 times better than the worn out shoes I've been running in and BOY did I feel the difference. Or maybe it was just that they are so darn cute! My pace was much faster today, but even better than that, my legs felt AMAZING! My legs have been feeling heavy lately, and I've been able to feel the lack of support in my heels and shins from wearing old shoes. Today felt like flying. I almost wish I had more time to have run longer. Felt so good! My "distance" shoes should be here in a few days .... I'm so excited!
Today is a super active day. Started with the 5K run, then bike to/from work 14 miles total, then tonight is my Abs Only & Bootcamp classes. I think tomorrow will be an easy day, though I'll still do something to keep the body moving.
Have a great day!