Friday, December 10, 2010

4:40am

That is the time I woke up this morning. For the third time this week.

I am tired. I am grumpy. I am ready for Saturday when I can sleep in.

I forgot how draining waking up early to get workouts in before work can be.

This morning at the gym I ran ONE whole mile. Woohoo!

On the way to work, I stopped and got myself this candy cane chocolate donut as reward for getting my butt out of bed and getting 3 great morning workouts in! Yum!


How do you reward yourself??

Happy Friday!


“I am not a ‘good runner’ because I am me. I am a good ‘me’ because I am a runner.”
-Kristin Armstrong

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25 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gawd, that looks amazing!! Way to go on th early morning wake ups. Once I am in the routine of it, I can't help but get up that early. Nice during the week, really obnoxious on Sundays...

Tim Wilson said...

Nice job getting yourself out of bed and getting it done! I am fine with 5:00 am, but many times like you I have to get up at 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 depending on how far I am going. Those days are hard to recover from when there are too many in a week.

How do I reward myself? I don't have a specific reward, it depends on what I am craving :)

RunningLaur said...

That donut makes it all look worth it!!

Marlene said...

Ohhhh that donut looks tasty! Great job on the AM workouts. I thought I was bad ass for getting up at 5:20 today to hit the gym. ;)

Kellie said...

Nice job on those early morning workouts! I thought my 5:45am was bad - guess I better quit complaining :)

That donut looks amazing - I'm very jealous! Right now, I'm rewarding myself with pecan pie I baked over the weekend, but usually my rewards are smoothies or a glass of champagne if I was really good.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ufda, you are dedicated! That is an early alarm! Yikes. well done!

I treated myself to a vanilla latte this morning.

Tricia said...

you are crazy girl! ;) yum that looks delish

Sassy Molassy said...

Dang, that donut looks aaamazing! Slowly, but surely you're working your way back up in mileage. :)

Aneta said...

i havent tried the donut yet, but i have tried their candy cane hot chocolate and it is delicious!

congrats on all ur morning workouts!

marathonmaiden said...

today was the first day that i needed to get up early for work this week. and it sucked. i am soooo looking forward to tmrw morning. but way to get up and at 'em this week with the workouts

The Happy Runner said...

Whoa. You definitely deserved that donut! Have a great weekend and enjoy the sleep!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

That donut looks amazing. Great job on getting up so early, it is exhausting!! 3 feet of snow! Holy cow!! I reward myself with chocolate or a pedicure. Sleep in tomorrow!!!

Nicole said...

that donut looks like heaven on a piece of paper... i NEED it! gahhhhh :) YAY for one mile!!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

OH MY GAWD - that is early. I get up at 5:20 AM twice a week to run with my neighbour and that is more than enough for me!!

trifitmom said...

whole wheat bagel toasted with butter from manhattan bagel. yum

Molly said...

you are my early morning wake up for a workout Idol. Seriously.

And holy cow, I would like to try that donut, but I'm scared to, I might end up eating a dozen!

I reward myself with wine. love it. : )

Kim said...

That doughnut would do it for me!! That looks so delish, I'm drooling!

Christine said...

4:40am and this 3/week? I'm speechless!!! WOW - Keep up the good work :)

Katie A. said...

Great job this week girlie! Even with all the crazy cold weather! That doughnut looks soooo good! I've only heard of Tim Horton's, but I'm jealous!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Johann said...

Well done! My mornings start very early during the week depending on how far I'm running. Some long runs have me up at 3:30 already...we are so crazy.

Amy said...

I buy myself little treats too - Booster Juice after a long run is my fave!

Glenn Jones said...

Mmmm. Timbits and a coffe. Dang I wish we had Tim Horton's out here in Califonia!

James said...

That donut looks good! I don't have a typical reward for myself. Sometimes its a yummy coffee drink, other times it's a fattening meal, but more often then not, I don't reward myself after a workout. I usually feel like eating something healthy right after, then have something later that night.

FruitFly said...

I don't reward myself ... because I have been TERRIBLE about disciplining myself. Today I declared it was my final day of fun food. Starting tomorrow I will try to eat like a runner!

twentysixandthensome.com said...

Way to go on the early wake-up calls! I totally know the feeling...by the time Saturday come around, you are dead tired and only want to eat and sleep!

Keep up the good work!