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 :-)