Sunday Morning Workout: Virtual 15K – 1:14:58
47.3/1,000 miles 2012
Sunday mornings are a precious entity in my weekly schedule; typically it is the time that I am most relaxed during the entire week because I’ve been able to sleep in, and I know that there are no high expectations on me. In general, most people tend to leave Sundays as a day of rest and family time – for some this may be an oxymoron. Errands tend to be run on Saturday, as some stores actually are closed on Sundays. Heck, even breakfast is so relaxed, it’s pushed back to around 10:30 and the word is shortened to brunch. Yes, Sunday mornings are indeed my favorite.
I love my Sunday morning routine:
I typically wake up around 6 or 7, on my own, and enjoy a few cups of coffee while I fire up the ol’ internet:
- Read & respond to emails
- Check in on Facebook – the cornerstone of my long-distance friendships
- Analyze the stats for Fancy Oatmeal on WordPress.com – AKA make sure at least one person read my blog
- Design my dream home/complete my wardrobe/create art projects/choose photo layouts for my future baby/chuckle at witty comments about the irony of day-to-day life/get inspired to read read read/develop a workout routine – PINTEREST!!!!!
Around 8:30 ish, Dear Hubby will stumble out into the living room and our day will begin. And when I say “our day,” I mean continuing the lounge in the living room.
During the football season, there’s a slightly higher level of intensity than usual. Because we live in the Alaska Time Zone, the normal 1pm kickoff of an NFL game is at 9am. Sadly, as of last night, the Fancy Oatmeal level of interest/ferocity took a nose-dive as the Detroit Lions lost their first round playoff game. However, this household (as well as the entire state of Michigan) are extremely proud of the Lions as they turned a HUGE corner this season.
Since I signed up for the 2012 Boilermaker Road Race in July, and have made the resolution to run at least three half-marathons this summer, I will utilize this Sunday free time as my new home for the long-run of the week. Will this make my Sunday mornings less loosey-goosey? Heck naw! I love a long run because it’s at a more casual pace, I get in a lot of “me” time, and I usually take a big chunk out of my current Young Adult novel.
So yea….Sunday mornings are pretty great.