Morning Schedule

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


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?

6 thoughts on “Morning Schedule

  1. You have inspired me. I have to get my morning routine back. I used to be a 4:00AM riser, but I went on vacation for a week in the fall and I never got my routine back. I have tried unsuccessfully several times, but perhaps you have given me the inspiration to actually get back on track.

    • Oh I’m glad that you feel inspired! Those breaks, especially Christmas and the holidays, really make it difficult to get back on track if I stray too far. Good luck!

  2. This is my first time reading your blog and I first have to ask, are you a teacher and what grade?! I am a first-year teacher and gosh, it’s exhausting! I typically wake up @ 5AM in the morning, pack up, go to the gym, get out by 7AM, get to school, and scarf down bfast before my students start to arrive. I too am a morning person so morning workouts make sense in my mind becuase by the end of the school day I’m exhausted! The hardest part is actually rolling out of bed…

    • Thanks for stopping by! It’s always good to hear from a fellow teacher/runner. I teach high/middle school English, and have so for the past six years. My first year of teaching was the worst as far as coming home totally EXHAUSTED! I promise it gets better with every year that passes!

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