Because I needed to get a 4 mile run in before the end of the month…and before tomorrow’s 8 miler…I made myself get out of bed by 7:15 this morning. I woke up rested and clear-headed when I rolled out of bed. My alarm actually went off at 7am, but I laid there trying to get my sinuses to clear out for another 15 minutes before getting up. I brushed my teeth, got my coffee brewing and turned on Good Morning America. At 7:50, I ate my bowl of honey nut toasted oats with a banana and skim milk, then I got dressed for running. I filled up my gym water bottle with filtered water and my running water bottle with Gatorade, then I headed out the door.
When I got to the gym, I did chest/shoulders/triceps strength training for about 45 minutes (305 calories burned). Then, I changed from my regular heart rate monitor to my Garmin and headed out to the car. I plugged my earbuds into my phone and strapped it to my arm, hid my purse and locked the car. Then, I headed out for my 4 mile run. The way I initially started going got shut down about a ½ mile into the run and I had to take a detour. I miscalculated at what mileage I needed to do my turnaround to hit the 4 mile mark and ended up going 4.75 miles instead (burned about 613 calories). Even better!
As a result of all this, I feel absolutely fantastic today! I just want to listen to music and dance! Tomorrow, I plan to wake up at 7am again so I can get my 8 miler in before it starts warming up.