I LOVE to run in the morning.
I love to run.
Just wanted to go there.
Running in the morning is one of my all time favorite joys. And I love to run in the evening, just as the sun is thinking about setting but not actually coming down.
The rising and the setting.
But in the morning I always have a great reason to not run.
And I mean, it’s good. It’s a really good reason.
Time. I am a time sucker.
I have to have X amount of time to get in my run.
If I need to run 6 miles…I need at least 70 minutes free time.
A: I’m slow.
B: I run on main streets with street lights.
C: I do tend to stop and gasp for air.
D: I have to drink a good healthy shake when I get home.
E: I have to stretch a bit.
C? Heh…gotcha there, didn’t I?
Anyway. So you can imagine that I’d prefer even more than the 70 minutes. That’s really crunch time.
So I allow myself a lot of time in the morning to wake up and give my Celiac body time to work.
No need to go into details there.
Take my meds.
Wait 20 or 30 minutes.
Eat a tiny snack.
Celiac time again.
And then we can head out.
But here’s the kicker.
Did I turn on the news???
Is Sean awake??? Because I love to spend the morning laying in bed talking to Sean. That will suck all my time away in the morning.
Is the kitchen messy? I need to clean the kitchen…
As long as I’m cleaning the kitchen I can just make this list of things I need done this weekend…
Oh I should so make these phone calls…
I didn’t write a blog post yet so I’ll do that this morning…
I’m feeling a hangover from my migraine drugs.
Any one of these or all of these could be the reason I don’t get a run done in the morning.
I don’t know what that’s about. I think I make awesome decisions.
Except for that run thing…
Today I’m a little stoned from a Defcon 1 migraine. After taking pretty much every drug I have in the house I just dragged my drunk self to bed. I’d been painting all evening and who the hell knows if those lines are straight. So today’s stall was legit. I just didn’t feel great and I need a few more hours to de-hangover.
So my new tactic is to not turn on the news!!
This is very hard for me.
I like to watch the news. It’s informative.
I know I know! Ya’ll don’t watch the news, it’s depressing, etc etc.
I watch it. Moving on.
But I’m trying not to because it is my number one ~stop me in my tracks~ procrastination move.
I get dressed and head straight to the headphones. The sooner I go the better.
As soon as the sun gets high in the sky…
I lose interest. I realize something is wrong with me.
I embrace this side of me.
So far, this seems to be working okay. We’ll see.
Do you procrastinate about running/working out?
Do you just read my blog because you’re my mom/sister?
Do you not really care when you work out but hey the hangover GIF was kinda entertaining?
And finally…do you wish you had a cupcake right.this.minute?