Back in the Game!

I ran this morning! Finally! After a good 2 months of getting in 2-3 runs/week, I hated that I was in such a slump. But slumped I was, my friends. Again, it was not a normal week for me. I attended a fantastic creative writing institute that saw me in sessions all day and social events most evenings, leaving me late nights to fit work in. I also helped launch a fun website and my business partner and I hit the ground running (ha!) with our new venture. I still had student assignments to mark on top of all this too, and we had some house guests arrive.

All these things were good…no, scratch that…bloody fantastic, really. But it did mean that my running got kicked to the curb. Oh well, it happens.

Cue this morning. I almost didn’t go, which would have been a real shame. I had indulged in a fantastic meal the night before with friends and kind of felt the pain of my gluttony around 3-4am. When my alarm went off at 6:14, I was exhausted and my immediate reaction was to shut my alarm off. I made a deal with myself: if I fell back to sleep, fine…that would be my body’s way of telling me I needed to rest; but if I didn’t, I was not going to simply lie there doing nothing when I could get up and run.

Up I got. I tried to rouse my house guest and coblogger Jody, but no go. It’s funny b/c on the mornings when I tip-toe around our house like a robber, I trip some wire b/c inevitably, I wake the whole household. This morning I was purposely making extra noise in case Jody heard me and wanted to join…and nobody stirred (not even the dogs). I shake my head.

Fantastic morning. Sunshine, but not too hot. Peaceful. After such a busy week, I needed this. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to run my usual route after such a long pause, but I did it. Slower than usual, yes, but I did it. And was I glad I did—I woke up, I was able to focus on some creative projects, and I generally felt renewed of energy. Sure my knee complained, but I ignored it.

My only disappointment? The cows weren’t out again! They must have read this blog and heard of my plan to try and get them to chase me or something. Or, they are lazy cows and sleep in. I don’t know…I miss my cows though.

Running music of the day: Glee’s version of Jump. Here’s where I shake a fist at Fox for not letting me embed any of the Jump videos: grrrr Fox grrrr!


About Christine

Christine is the co-owner of Manley Mann Media and on the Board of Directors for the Islanders By Choice Alliance. In her spare time, Christine enjoys a good cup of coffee, an excellent book, and a square of chocolate (to off-set her love of food, she also enjoys various exercise endevours!).
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5 Responses to Back in the Game!

  1. jengalle says:

    Great job, Christine! You’ll get those cows running one day…

  2. Stephanie says:

    Christine, I am super impressed with you running so early in the morning! I am not a morning runner – at all. I can’t even handle a 10am run. I definitely respect the routine you are getting yourself into. Way to go! (Insert peppy cheerleader jump and pompom shake here).

    • Christine says:

      I didn’t think I was an early morning runner either Steph but my schedule demands it. I work 830–400, look after K 400–600, then it’s supper, bath, and bed, and my evenings are usually spent working on my 107 projects I usually have going on. Plus my husband is frequently out during the evenings meaning I’m kind of supposed to stay in the house.

      So I tried the early morning. And I love it. Sure it’s hard to get going, but I feel so much better when I do. It’s my time. And I finally get what people say when they say “my time.”

      I have no idea how long these early morning runs will last. I may have to re-evaluate my schedule once it is no longer sunny out at 630am.

  3. paulalan says:

    Never have gone on an early morning run myself….if I did it would have to be at 3am for my schedule and that’s not gonna happen:) I do enjoy a run in the evening around 7-730pm. I will probably still enjoy that time into out cool Autumn season. It will make for a nice run on he trails when the leaves begin their transformation.
    Have a great weekend!

    • Christine says:

      Yeah, I doubt any one would want to be running at 3 AM!

      I would love to run in the evenings, but as with you and mornings, me and evenings do not work (see my reply to Stephanie above). I’ve managed to do the odd 6PM run when husband gets off work and before supper on evenings he isn’t going out and I have quite enjoyed it.

      You gotta do what works right?

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