The week started off well. I popped out of bed on Monday and put in a peppy 3.4 miles and felt pretty good.
For some reason, I have been having a hard time keeping up with my weights this week. Our oldest pug has taken to waking up at about 4:45 to go to the bathroom and eat breakfast (he’s such a senior citizen), so that means we are awake and going whether or not it’s our turn to “sleep in” and we have been going up to bed super early, which keeps the cycle repeating. He’s lucky he’s cute and my first baby, because damn, morning comes early around here.
Additionally, I have been doing a lot of volunteering at little man’s school (which I love) and so I have had to readjust my daily schedules in order to fit it all in. It’s taken a little getting used to.
Wednesday morning was another early one, both because of a pug who decided he had starved long enough (so sad, so neglected) and because of a certain five year old, who came flying in for a snuggle because of a thunderstorm. Even though I had planned to get up at 5 for a run, Mr PugRunner took our pug downstairs and I fought for some space (little man likes to spread out) and settled back to snooze for a few minutes.
However, when my alarm went off, the rain was still pouring down, and the thunder was still rolling. I really, really, really had every intention of getting out of bed, sucking it up and running in the rain. I hate the very idea of it, but I was determined to woman up. I do NOT mess around with thunderstorms. It’s flat around here and the threat of lightning was real and dangerous. So, I curled up, pulled the blankets over my head, and got another hour of sleep.
I’m a little mad at myself for missing a training session, but it was worth it to cuddle with my little guy and get some extra Zs.
The way my week is shaping up, I will have to do my long run on Friday, and I probably won’t get a shot at a run on Saturday. But I guess we’ll see what happens. I’m a little nervous about a long run after just one training session in one week, but it is what it is.
Hopefully, I’ll get my mojo back soon! I have one more week before I need to start taking it easy so I need to make them count!
Do you ever just shut off the alarm, roll over and go back to sleep?
Do you have pets who believe you are starving them based on their daily diet of two meals and countless treats?