Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Schedule

I did not realize how much of a "creature of habit" I'd become until the past two weeks.  My daughter finished up her year of preschool, meaning that I no longer have two free mornings a week.  Which means that my M/W/F/Sa schedule of running got a little wonky, because me being able to run after my husband gets home from work is kind of iffy.  (Sometimes we have plans, sometimes he's late, etc, etc)

I need to rework things, because I am all out of sorts and starting to get grumpy that I haven't been able to go running when I want to.   Yes, yes, "1st world problems" and all of that.  Whatever.  My blog, my right to bitch and moan about whatever I want to.    (Which I know is sooooo entertaining for ya'll to read!)

I think I may switch my schedule to Tu/Thu/Sa/Sun and just get up at the ass-crack of dawn to go running before hubby goes to work.  It's not like I have to worry about it being too cold out at 4:30 in the morning anymore!  Of course, typing "4:30 in the morning" makes me want to cry, but if I can get up that early on race day with no issue, I can convince myself to get up that early for a regular run, too, right?


I guess we'll see.  I didn't drag myself out of bed till almost 7:20 this morning, and my punishment for that will be running after dinner tonight.  Which I hate to do.  So maybe I really will be able to condition myself to wake up early.  The only other real alternative is the *shudder*  GYM.  

Someone please explain to me why I hate the gym so much?  When I first started running, I went 3 times a week.  Every week!  Treadmill, trainer sessions, etc, etc.  My kids went to the Kids Club, it was a whole thing.  Now I can't even fathom dragging my butt to the gym.   Why is that?

The more I think about it, the more I think that I really ought to go to the gym today.  Heck, it's paid for, right?

Anyone else have an aversion to the gym?


  1. My trick when I got up at 4:30 am (for 5 years) - set my alarm clock 30 minutes fast - 5:00 on the clock looks much better than 4:30!!
    Good luck adjusting!!

    1. Did that really work? Somehow I don't think it would work for me, since I'd know what time it really was. LOL Thanks, though! =)

  2. Getting up early isn't so bad once you get into routine...that being said, I am not great about working out early anymore. The gym may be nice because then your daughter can get some socialization ,too!

    1. That is very true - the kids enjoy going to the gym. Or, at least, they used to, when we went regularly. I just need to get off my duff. I don't know why it seems like such a chore.

  3. Getting up at 4.30 in the morning for a race is completely different to getting up at 4.30 in the morning for a training run. Especially when you have to do it a few times a week.
    If i t's just a one off yeah you can deal with it, but when it's a few times a week, by the end of the week, i know I would fee like a zombie.
    That being said, school (winter) holidays are going to be starting here soon, and well my routine is going to go out the window for 2 weeks but I will make do.
    good luck, hopefully it's not too much of a hassle.

    1. Humans are fairly adaptable, I'm sure we'll both figure it out. I just had a brief whiny spot. LOL =)


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