Thursday, July 26, 2012

Changing plans

This morning I woke up to darkness.  It was raining and lightning at 5am and so my well made plans of running a longer run were foiled.  I laid in bed for about 15 minutes thinking maybe I could fall back to sleep but I couldn't.

So I got up and made breakfast, checked the weather and by the time I had finished my second cup of coffee the rain had stopped.


The best made plans sometimes don't work out.  I wanted to run and I wanted to do this workout this morning but I guess the weather was telling me something I didn't want to admit.  I needed to take a break.

If I had run this morning, it would have been 4 runs in 36 hours for a total of 27 miles.  I had been trying to bulk up on miles early in the week so I could have more free time this weekend (Friday thru Sunday) for other fun activities.

I don't get to relax much in the mornings, my schedule is pretty packed and so a typical morning usually looks like this...

5am Alarm goes off/Wake  up

5:10am Lace up shoes and head out for a run
6am Arrive home from run
6-640am Shower, eat, leave for work
7am Arrive at work

Its a pretty hectic schedule. 

Instead of 10 miles this morning, I had two nice cups of coffee and a relaxing morning, something I don't get to do often.  And maybe I will be able to make up the miles between now and Sunday, but if not I guess that is ok too.

Now the sun is shining brightly but my window of opportunity to run has already passed.  It wasn't such a bad morning though, actually it was just what I needed :-)

14 comments:

bethrunz said...

Sounds almost exactly like my morning. I'm feeling guilty for not running and might try to go tonight, although my body could probably use an extra rest day.

I hope the rest of your day goes better! At least you got to have a nice, relaxing morning. :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yep, mother nature was trying to tell you something! If you don't get a chance to make up the miles, don't beat yourself up! Since you aren't training for anything (to my knowledge), now is an ok time to have those weeks where you don't fit it all in...

I am impressed by your morning schedule! I have to be at work at 7, too, but it takes me so long to get ready and eat breakfast, so the longest I can run is from 5-5:45 if I want to get to work in time!!

Rena said...

I thought it was raining this morning, so I was really happy since it would justify sleeping in. But it was actually my air conditioner, so I ended up going . Not running was just what you needed but going was just what I needed. Our mornings worked out awesomely!

I actually have to be at work at 7 too, so your consistent morning running schedule is impressive.

Aneta said...

I woke up at 5:25 this morning, hoping to get 5k in, but the lightning and thunder made me roll over and sleep for another 45 minutes! haha

sometimes its nice to just go back to sleep...or have that extra cup of coffee!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

I just hate it when the weather comes between me and my runs, and the only thing that will stop me from going anyway is heat and thunder and lightning. Rain, I don't care about.

It's only when it's dangerous I let the weather foil my running plans!

When I can't go for my run, my whole day feels out of whack...

Momshomerun

pinkflipflops said...

i thinka relaxing week day morning once a week is always needed. it's nice and refreshing. right now, i should be packing for my kid being away all weekend or pricing my garage sale stuff while my child sleeps, but i'm drinking coffee and reading blogs. whoops. ;)

Kelly Janowski said...

Sounds like a lovely break from routine. I set out for a run yesterday and saw lightening ... not my smartest move lately.

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

I LOVE laidback and relaxing morning so that sounds lovely. I like fall and spring running when I can wake up, putter around and not head out for a run until after I've had some coffee and read a bit (on the weekends anyways!)

Glad you had a relaxing morning!

kilax said...

Morning runs are tough! I always feel nervous about getting back to work on time. I would not be able to do 10 miles in 50 mins though! Maybe if I got faster I could get more done!

It's nice you relaxed! I bet a lot of us do not take the time to do that everyone once in awhile, and we really should!

Jamie said...

Probably the best decision to take a break! I'm glad that you had a relaxing morning.

dreambigrunner.com said...

This was a smart decision, you don't want to end up with overuse. i'm glad you got some relax time. rest during training is just as important.

dreambigrunner.com said...

This was a smart decision, you don't want to end up with overuse. i'm glad you got some relax time. rest during training is just as important.

Elizabeth said...

Nice blog post! I believe that everything happens for a reason!

Suz and Allan said...

Wow, that would have been a lot of miles in 36 hours. Glad you got to enjoy some rest!