Since today is my 30th birthday, I decided to allow myself to sleep in a little before my run. So instead of waking up at 4:30 AM, I got up at 4:45. Alright, so that’s not much of a difference, huh? Surprisingly, that little bit of difference marked a significant change in the amount of cars and other people out.
I don’t know if today was just an anomaly or if everybody usually emerges at this time. I think I was acting in the ‘Chipper Jen’ role this morning (from the book The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women – one of the author’s friends was really excited and cheerful about getting out to run each time so she refers to the friend as Chipper Jen). As I was running past other runners/walkers/bikers on the roads and calling out, “Good morning!” and “Hello!” they all just kind of grunted at me.
I did 4.23 miles in 41 minutes. It felt great, I’m glad I got up early to do the run. But, since it is my birthday and I’m taking the day off work, I’m also going to catch a nap. My gift to myself.
Hundred Push-Up Challenge:
Week 5, Day 1: 30, 24, 22, 20, 30 = 126
Why isn’t this week getting any easier? I keep “flunking” myself so I have to repeat the week, and it’s still tough!
Nice job on the morning run and happy birthday!
Hey, nice job on the run and the pushups. I always wave hello to fellow runners and cyclists – they just don’t always write back.
Competed in TNT Rock N Roll in 04. Really great experience.
Happy Birthday, Chipper Jill!
You definitely need to get yourself something for your birthday that’s more fun than 15 extra minutes of sleep or a nap—that was pretty lame! Live a little! You deserve it.
I am still in awe of anyone doing all those pushups.
Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have great plans tonight.
It’s too bad that you ran by grumpy people. I love it when runners in the morning all say ‘good morning’ to each other.
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. I had a wonderful dinner of a scallop/shrimp/asparagus risotto and molten chocolate lava cake. So decadent… Guess I did live it up a little!
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