Itz no secret around here that I love my morning workouts. Sure, sometimes getting out of bed is difficult, but in the end itz always worth it.
Yesterday morning I woke up, and got dressed to run. My body was feeling a bit sore from Saturday’s 9-miler and Sunday’s bootcamp, but I needed to get some miles in. I was really not feeling the run, it was chilly out, and I was tired. Excuses, excuses, excuses. I went out, ran a mile, and then decided I would do a longer run after school. For what seemed like once in forever, I had no plans directly after school, so this was actually a possibility.
As the day went on, the fact that I was going to run after school stayed in the back of my mind. I knew I didn’t “have” to, especially since I had already run a mile in the morning (to continue my streak!), but I knew I should and I knew I’d be happy after. I packed a bag of running clothes to change into at school, so I really had no excuses. I drove to the park, got myself set to go, and took a second to appreciate the view.
It wasn’t the easiest, fastest, or prettiest four miles, but I got it done and enjoyed the beautiful lake, sunset, and perfect 75-degree weather in the process.
When I finished, I took a few minutes to live in the moment, stretch, and take in my surroundings. I was relaxed. I was happy. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
A true j’adore la vie moment, for sure.
Do you prefer morning, afternoon, or evening workouts?