So, the getting to bed early thing didn't work out too well, I didn't get to bed until about 11:45, but I set the alarm for 5:27 anyway. Caleb got up around 1 and Annabelle got up around 3, but when the alarm went off I got up without thinking and went to the bathroom. I'm so glad I put all my running stuff in the bathroom cause I looked at it when I went in there and thought, "Awe, Jason's home, I don't have to go this early...." and before I could finish the thought I changed my mind and got dressed and went for my run.
I felt good! It was a little chilly outside, somewhere around 25°. I probably should have worn another pair of pants, but oh well. Tomorrow I'll make sure to wear some. I kept around a 12 min pace. Which isn't too bad. I thought about sprinting my last mile to see how fast I could do it in, but I think I'll save that for my next 4 miler or maybe tomorrow's 3 miler.
I don't know what it is, maybe I've watched too many scary movies, but I get so paranoid when I run early in the mornings. There's a lot of construction going on around our neighborhood and I always run faster when I pass by a port-a-potty. Hahaha! It's like I think some one's going to jump out and get me or something. It's so funny cause there's never been anything to justify me being paranoid. And when I first started running I did it early in the morning all the time and didn't worry at all. Oh, well I'm weird. :)
You wanna know something that makes me happy? When ever I see someone running that is in the same place I was a year ago. I cheer for them in my head, "Go, go, go! Keep it up!" I wonder if it would be motivating if I actually said it out loud so they could hear. Maybe one day....
I just took Brianna to school and I was thinking about how nice it was that I had my run done. It makes running so much easier knowing that I got it in. Kinda like a weight is off my shoulders. I love running, don't get me wrong...it's just SOOO much more enjoyable when you don't keep putting it off. :)
Today's a good day!