Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Beginning… Again

Remember when I removed all excuses to getting into shape? Well, they’re still gone. But getting myself out of bed at 5:45 am to work out has not gone as well as one would have hoped. It’s kind of unfortunate. I’ve always been that person that needs at least 8 hours of sleep (on a side note – I have no idea how I’ll function when I’m faced with a newborn who doesn’t have the same ideas of sleep as me). So in order to get up to run that early, I must go to bed a bit earlier. Which sometimes proves more difficult than one would think (what? Those Friday Night Light episodes on Netflix will NOT watch themselves… and I do have to turn in the library book soon, so I have to read another chapter!).

In any case, this morning when the alarm went off at 5:45 am, I hopped out of bed with a plan. I saw two of my inspiration images next to the phone and that helped me to not hit the snooze button. I woke up Husband and we got dressed for a quick 2.2 mile walk down the greenway near the townhouse. He decided to get up with me and we had a great conversation while walking in the relatively cool (72 degrees!) morning air.

Why did I wake up with such vim and vigor this morning? Because my dear friend, the Bachelorette from the 2011 Quesadilla Adventure and I made the decision to train for a 5K in October. We are going to run 3.1 miles that Saturday morning in the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Run! We are both going to use the Couch to 5K program and get ourselves ready to run in the race.

This is my first organized race and to be honest, I’m ridiculously nervous that I’ll fall on my face. But the Bachelorette will be with me and if we end up walking towards the end, the main thing is that we will finish it together. It gives us a goal and something to work towards. So getting up at 5:45 am from now on is going to be a way of life – because working out after a long day at the office just is not going to work for me. I’m excited to finally get my butt in gear!


  1. Good luck! I know you can do it! I don't function well without sleep either! Luckily you still have some daylight hour mornings before the race!

  2. Good for you! I'm sure it will turn out great!

  3. You will love doing 5ks! They are addicting! You'll be surprised at how well your adrenaline will carry you through the race!

  4. Good luck!! And as for newborns and sleep, yeah not so much consecutive time in the sleep department. I'm extremely lucky when he takes 5 hours between feedings because it means I might actually get 3 hours of sleep in a row. :) But just looking at him makes it all worth the lack of sleep.