It has been too long since I got up early for a Saturday morning run! Not that I haven’t been running (I’ve been a consistent visitor to the indoor track), but my long weekend runs tend to taper off in the winter. Back in the day, winter Saturdays were all about spin class but now I don’t have a gym. Recently, I have been slow to get out the door Saturday mornings. With my first half marathon 8 weeks away, I am behind on my miles.
So, I made a running date this morning with my trainer. Last night, I was wiped out! It was a pretty exhausting week and once my bottom sunk into that couch, I thought I’d never leave again. But I made my way up the stairs for an early bed time dedicated to this morning’s run. For early Saturday workouts, bed time is half the battle!
Morning came quickly and breakfast was my new favorite breakfast bowl. I wish that I could show some beautiful sunrise photos, but when I stepped onto the driveway, I was greeted with cold, heavy, rain. I ran back inside to swap out my shoes and grab an extra water proof layer.
The rain slowed some but the drizzle continued throughout our 55 minute run. We initially tried to find a path, but it was covered in snow and slush. Instead, we wound our way through the neighborhood….the hilly neighborhood. My indoor track is expectantly flat, so the hills were a welcome challenge! I will spare you the post run photos, but I finished with bright red cheeks and wet matted down hair.
Post run snack was a pear with almond butter. I was way too cold and wet for a smoothie. I changed into warm, dry clothes and sunk back into my couch with some tea and The Biggest Loser (tearing up every few minutes during the makeover episode). Please tell me that all of the family reunions get you choked up too! It feels fantastic to have my Saturday morning run behind me before 9am. With an 8k 4 weeks away and a 13.1 8 weeks away, I am excited for running season to begin. Bring on the SPRING and the training!
Whose running a spring race?
How did you start your Saturday morning?