Mug shot or Snapchat? Unclear.
Once upon a time, the idea of waking up before 8 was foreign to me.
But over time, I grew to become a morning exerciser. I saw the light — it’s nice knowing whatever happens during the work day, at least I did something for myself in the morning; it frees up my nights (OK, fine, that’s probably the main reason I started working out in the morning); and it makes me a much nicer, happier person at work.
Lately, though…I’ve had such a hard time waking up in the morning for various reasons, and it’s frustrating. The only thing I can do, though, is just keep trying and not let perfect be the enemy of good. (And also not skip workouts two days in a row — that sets up a pattern I don’t like.)
I’ll be honest that I still can’t bring myself to do a long run on the weekends…yup, Brooklyn is going to suck. My goal is to do 8 this weekend, though, and 10 next weekend. Who’s around?
Monday: Did a little baby tempo — 1 mile warm-up, 2 mile tempo, 1 mile cool-down.
Wednesday: Miraculously, I did a two-a-day despite having …a few cocktails…to celebrate some good news at work. Late afternoon: run with coworkers // Night: Liz’s class at Uplift because I can’t resist going to a friend’s class when I’m free
Thursday: took a rest day since I’d two-a-dayed the day before
Friday: Jordan and I went to Nike Run Club. The run wasn’t easy…but I <3 running with my buddy Jordan AND getting in a good run before work.
Saturday: Meg has a class at the Brooklyn Heights Equinox that she loves — Cardio Sculpt. She’s been asking me to take it with her for a while, and I had a free Saturday morning, so I headed out to BK to try it with her. GOOD GOD. So, the first twenty minutes of the class is old-school step, and this girl has two thumbs and ZERO coordination, and I wondered what I’d gotten myself into. The next 25-30 minutes segued from high-rep, low-weight strength training to slightly heavier weights by the end. We had plans to go to the Scoop sample sale after (HELLO $19 Rag & Bone jeans), and I’d asked if she was planning on going sweaty. After class, I understand why she basically just laughed at me.
Sunday: Still didn’t want to long run, swam instead
Monday: rest day
Today (Tuesday): 3-mile treadmill run — I ran some hills/sprints a la Mile High to keep it interesting
Wednesday: Am on the waitlist for Uplift tomorrow morning; if I don’t get in, I’m going to commit to doing one of our Daily Burn strength workouts at home
Thursday: AM: Row House with Ashley // PM: Want to also get in a quick run
Saturday: long run
Morning or night exerciser? What’s on your schedule this week?