Saturday Morning, you’re finally here!
This morning while I updated myself on current editions of so many wonderful running/fitness blogs, I began to think about my own workout routine. I don’t necessarily mean the specific mileage distances or exercise plans that I follow; I mean my workout schedule.
I prefer to workout in the morning, before I begin the rest of my daily duty’s. This means that I get in my runs before work on weekdays, and after about an hour or so of waking on the weekends.
Our school requires us to be ready and available between the hours of 7:50am and 4:30pm, everyday. Dear Hubby and I are early birds when it comes to our work schedule, so we usually arrive at school at 7:00 to prepare for the day both mentally and logistically. Thankfully we live a mere five minute commute from school, so we’re able to leave at a relatively good time. There are after school programs and meetings quite often, and if you know any teacher, most of us are totally drained by the time we walk through our front door. I have little energy left and the idea of running 5+ miles/doing crunches/sweating and showering after a day at school make me want to vomit.
So here is my weekday workout routine:
4:00 AM – Alarm goes off, Monday through Friday, no exceptions
4:05 AM -Turn on the Keurig, brush teeth, splash water on my face, restroom
4: 10 AM -COFFEE!!!!!
4:10 – 4:50 AM Check email, update blog, watch/listen to an episode of Grey’s Anatomy or Desperate Housewives
4:50 AM – Change into running gear, refill water bottle, locate iPad/Kindle app, setup running goal on my iPod nano
4:55 AM – Give myself the “YOU CAN DO THIS! GET YOUR KICK-A$$ ON! YOU’RE LAPPING EVERYONE STILL IN BED! SWEAT IS FAT CRYING” pep talk.
5:00 – 6:00AM – Run/Sweat/Read/Hydrate/Lunge/Squat/Curl/Dip/Crunch/Rotate/Lift/Stretch
6:00-6:15 AM – cool down and cook up some Fancy Oatmeal to take on the go
6:15 – 7:00 AM – Clean myself up and dress for school/leave the house
Some of you may be thinking, “you might not be so tired at the end of the day if you didn’t wake up so damn early.” True, but I’m a boring person, and I enjoy being up before the rest of the world. I’m an early bird. And an overachiever. These two traits combine to make me the early bird who catches the bird stumbling in after last call.
Question of the Day: What is your morning routine like?