Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Call Me Crazy

A new personal best for me this morning … I started my run at 3:55 a.m. this morning. While the rush of trying to get ready for work and the kids to school on time immediately after my 18 miler pretty much sucked at the time, I feel so freakin great now, knowing my long run for the week is behind me! Now, I might need a Red Bull or a wake up call this afternoon, but I will cross that bridge this afternoon.

I am actually planning to take Friday as a vacation day to do my long brick for the week as this weekend is packed with soccer, a baptism and a baby shower! The epiphany that I could use a vacation day to do this ride lifted all the weight off my shoulders of trying to figure out how to fit in everything in such limited time. Plus, it will be nice to spend the entire weekend with my family, instead of spending nearly an entire day (e.g. half of my weekend) training.

6 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Ahhhh.... to be young again... so full of energy..

Kelly said...

3:55...that is commitment!! Have a great weekend.

Kendra said...

Nice job on getting such an early start! That's very admirable! Are you running with a headlamp? Yay for taking days off work to train. I am doing that more and more right now too.

Eliza said...

Wow! 3:55am! YOWERS!

Taking a personal day is quite ingenious! I'm going to have to make a mental note for when I start IM training! :P

Trishie said...

18 mi BEFORE WORK? you are awesome ! // I'm taking off work tomorrow to sleep in and get some random stuff done... my weekends are all long rides and long runs so they aren't really "days off"

tri_al said...

OMG i have started early before, but *never* at 3.55am. is this what IM has in store; eeeek!