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!