This morning started out with what I failed at nearly every morning last week, an early morning run!
I set my alarm for 5:30 am, and definitely struggled to get out of bed when it went off. I turned off my alarm and nearly went back to sleep, but then I remembered a tweet from Lisa yesterday, my good friend from college:
Thinking about Lisa feeling awesome after her run reminded me that I would feel awesome after mine. And it seriously is a feeling that lasts all day long for me.
Basically, her saying that I inspired her inspired ME! It is a cycle of inspiration.
And who knows, maybe someone saw her tweet and was also inspired! Twitter is what inspired me in the first place! I started following all these healthy active living magazines, websites, and blogs, and I was bombarded with info in my timeline. It was the kick-start I needed to jump on the running bandwagon!
Shmanyway, back to my run! I completed just under 5k in about 30 minutes, mostly in the dark.
(Ehhh, greaseball hair…)
I have noticed a huge difference in morning lightness since August hit…it is already starting to get lighter later. I am not excited for winter at all :(, however, it’s cooler in the mornings these days, so that’s always good!
Also, last night when I was running I pretty much hated it the entire time and wanted it to end. I listened to good beats, played my I Win game, and tried as hard as I could to occupy my mind, but I still just wanted to be done. This morning, on the other hand, I felt awesome! I felt light and breezy, and my run flew by even though I didn’t do anything differently.
Each run is different! Such a mental thing.
Dexter was really proud of his mama. I could tell.
After my runski, I whipped myself up a cool smoothie for b-fast.
My little smoothers included:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup (ish) mixed frozen raspberries and blueberries
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- pinch xanthan gum (optional, for thickening!)
I then topped the mix with a handful of Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal for some crunch.
I really need to break out the SLR and stop using my iPhone for photos…but it’s easier because I always have it with me!
I hope you are all having a great day! Catcha lata!
What inspired you to start running and/or working out?