Monday, January 3, 2011

Back To Work

It was hard to get up this morning after sleeping in for the last week. 4:40am came too quickly and I think I didn't actually become fully awake until I got to the gym at 5am.

I get up early so often I have figured out exactly how long it takes me to get up, get changed, get myself out the door and to the gym so I set my alarm for the latest possible moment. Plus I pack my bags at night so that I know I wont forget anything. Although I have forgotten a towel and socks on different occasions!

I have never slept in my workout/running clothes though. Well I take that back I did once in college. I went to bed at 3am and had to wake up at 5am for basketball practice. I left my roommate a note to make sure I woke up (she was on the team too), changed into my bball practice gear and went to sleep.

Morning Workout:
15 minute warm up on the Elliptical
4 miles on the treadmill
10 minutes of weights

When I first arrived and stepped onto the elliptical there weren't a lot people there - just the regulars. Slowly, as I did my warm up, more and more people started to come in.

The treadmill run was tough since I only had the TV's and people watching to distract me - my iPod hasn't come out of hibernation yet (aka I keep forgetting to charge it). The people watching was especially fun this morning because there were a lot of new faces. It seems like a lot of people decided they would set resolutions to loose weight.

4 miles done and I was a sweaty mess. Something about running inside always makes me sweat more than if I run outdoors. The weight lifting was cut short as I was going to be late to work.

I may have been able to drag myself to the gym this morning but I am sure it will get harder as the week goes on. Plus the gym will be crazy with all the new years resolution people!

Which is worse - getting up early on Monday morning to work out or Friday morning?
Friday's are the toughest for me. By the end of the week, I don't want to leave my warm bed!

Have a great Monday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am very impressed that you get up so early! If I got up that early consistently, I woudl be in bed at like 8 pm! ;) I have thought about trying to work out in the morning, though, as it's tough to find time in the evenings to work out.... but I just don't know if I have it in me to get up that early... and I would need to change gyms as there is no way I coudl get ready in the ghetto locker room of my Y. I know that sounds snobby, but it's awful!!!

Aron said...

Nice job getting back at it already!!

Anonymous said...

omg i agree that it was SO HARD to get up when my alarm went off. ugh. hopefully it'll be easy to get back in the swing of things? fingers crossed!

Marlene said...

Fridays are easier for me b/c I know I can sleep in (a little) the next day. Great job getting to the gym and getting it done!

Amy said...

I was expecting to see more runners out on the weekend due to resolutions, but I was all by myself. I'm avoiding the gym today though because I think it will be busy!

It definitely gets harder for me to get up early as the week goes on.

Laura said...

Monday mornings are REALLY tough for me to get a workout in, since I have to be out the door and on the way to the airport by 6:30am, and my gym doesn't open till 6am. Today, since I knew that my hotel gym doesn't have a pullup bar, I went to my regular gym after showering just so I could do my pullups, since I won't be able to for the rest of the week. Less than 5 minutes later and I was OUT!

I've slept in my race clothes the night before a race - but mostly when I was sharing a hotel room and forgot my pajamas :)

Congrats on getting to the gym today!

racing dawn said...

It takes a good two weeks to get used to the early morning routine! I'm the same except I took 2 weeks off from early mornings - I'm in trouble! But I will say Fridays are the hardest...that's why I take them as a rest day before long run Saturday... :)

Chelsea said...

Fridays are actually my favorite day to work out - I know I get to sleep in or just hang out on Saturday! I usually run/exercise in the evening though, which might make it easier.

My worst day is Wednesday. I have serious hump-day blues when Wednesday rolls around.

misszippy said...

It's SO hard to get back into the early wake up routine after time off! And darn those resolution makers--they clog the gyms for one month, then go back to their old ways.

Christine said...

Woohoooo 4 miles! I hope those miles are still pain-free! I"m glad your knee is doing better!

d.a.r. said...

My alarm went off at 440 today, too. I went back to sleep. Whoops.

Tomorrow WILL be better!!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Monday for sure. Friday is my rest day :)

Bethany + Ryan said...

wow, great job getting back at it! That's never easy. i ALWAYS sweat more inside. actually, i dont even sweat in 90 degree weather outside, but inside, wow, im a sweaty mess! and then i have to chug a gallon of water or else i'll be dehydrated/get a head ache. ahh, but it feels so good!

Nicole said...

Waking up the first day from vacation is the worst. I need like 5 alarms.... and by the end of the day i'm pooped! :) great workout! keeep it up!

Kate said...

I am not much of a morning person either. I set my coffee pot on timed brew so I only have to make my way out to the kitchen and pour a cup when my alarm goes off.

Nice workout and dedication to the morning routine. I find that much tougher than after work!

Jamie said...

getting up early is tough for me no matter what day! nice job getting up so incredibly early your first day back to work after a long vacation.

Anonymous said...

Monday mornings are totally the worst for me!!!

Good job getting back. :)