Another 5.2K completed this morning at the crack of dawn. Okay, I exaggerate. Running at 6:20 is probably not the crack of dawn, but in my world, it’s still early. I’m used to dragging my l’il self out of bed around 6:45. Even the idea that I would voluntarily get up earlier than that boggles me, let alone get up to exercise. But it appears I am…and I’m liking it. Huh? Who am I? I can’t say that I’ll continue this trend when the cooler months roll around again, but for now…it works (and “works” is a huge victory for me!).
So my run. As I said, I did 5.2K, again broken down in four 1.3K laps. I stopped after every lap long enough to gulp some water and do 10 jumping jacks, so around 20 seconds probably. I did have to stop the jumping jacks after lap 2 as my knee was throbbing. I had forgotten to take my required 2 Advil pre-run that morning and it showed.
Otherwise, though, a good run. Lap 1, my warm-up lap, was sluggish but not painful. We’re making progress here people! Lap 2 could almost be described as enjoyable (but let’s not get ahead of ourselves folks). Lap 3 was a toughie, I’ll admit. Lap 4 was slow, but alright, as I was able to keep moving forward knowing I was almost done.
I will now pause to give all my gentlemen readers a heads-up warning: you have my permission to skip the following paragraph. I talk about my breasts. There—scared you off yet?
Ladies, I do believe I am in need of a better sports bra. It isn’t bad, but I find it’s not reliable, which is hilarious when you think about it b/c it’s a piece of clothing, but I find that my chest feels different almost every run, depending on time of the month, water retention, what colour top I’m wearing…no, seriously, my girls have a mind of their own at times. Anyway, this morning, I found Lap 1 (warm-up) hard up top. It almost felt like I was pre-menstrual, but I’m not. Have any of you experienced this? Do you have a sports bra that is able to “consider” your girls’ mood and support accordingly? The one I wear now is LuLu Lemon (I got it on sale, I’ll confess), but I do believe I need to buy a new one. Recommendations kindly accepted.
Gentlemen: you may return to the post now.
Anyway, I’m pleased that I seem to have stumbled upon something that works. I’ll admit it: last night I was tired and not looking forward to this morning’s early run. Something got me out of bed though, and I’m so glad I did. I feel awake (I haven’t even had any coffee yet!) and energized. I’ve already “scheduled in” my exercise and can now focus on work the rest of the day. This is awesome.
Oh and just as a reward for sticking with me and reading through all of this ramblings, I present to you my fun running song of the day (sadness that Spice Girls disabled the embedding code…boo Spice Girls, boo…):