That’s the question I ask myself almost every single time my alarm goes off.
I usually spend a few minutes having a mental fight in my own head, where I convince myself that this whole running thing is stupid, that no normal person should be up 5:30am, or that I can always just do the run after work.
Luckily, this morning I was able to remind myself that running isn’t stupid, that maybe normal people are not up at 5:30am but runners aren’t normal, and that I never, ever want to do the run after work.
I hit the road for a very very sweaty 4.5 miles. It was super humid, and given the rain we’ve been having I really shouldn’t be surprised, but it certainly didn’t make my run easier.
It has been taking my Garmin forever to find satellite signal these days. I am incredibly impatient and decided to just start running while it was still searching, and I ended up covering about a mile when it finally found reception.
These are my splits after the initial Garmin-free mile:
I was definitely trying to push the pace, and I am pretty happy with how they look. But then, my Garmin died. The time searching for the satellite can be blamed on the Garmin, but the inability to properly charge it before my run has to be blamed on me. Oops. So I also did a bit over a mile after this.
All in all, this was a pretty good run. I was nice and sweaty when I got home and I pushed hard.
So now I am refueling with a chocolate chip muffin that I made on Monday. With peanut butter on top, of course.
There is nothing like eating chocolate in the morning.