Thursday, July 29, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. For years I have made comments to those of you who run in the morning regularly, claiming that I would love to do it but I "just can't get out of bed." As it turns out, I've proven not only that I can, but that I will! Just like those MWML runs can become routine, so can the early wake-up calls. Interestingly, 5AM felt like sleeping in this morning for a 5K recovery run with hubs; a few 100 metre strides thrown in felt great on the legs.

2. We're taking off for a big family long-weekend camping trip tomorrow so I'll be getting my long run done before work. We'll see how I feel about those early mornings when the alarm goes off at 3:30AM...

3. Muskoka Sprint Tri photos are in!










Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

44 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

Great pictures! Have a wonderful time camping!

busyrunningmama said...

3:30AM??? Ugghhhh, that's like the middle of the night you know???
HAHA! Have fun camping and love the Tri pics!!!

Lisa said...

3:30am is NOT morning. It's still the middle of the night in my opinion.

Great photos!

Jamie said...

Now 330 is early! Good for you! Have a fun weekend!

Aneta said...

happy thursday.
i still need to learn to wake up at 5 and run. ive been meaning to do it, but cant. ugh! need to learn, so that i can get all my runs in.

cute pix! Awesome outfit!

have fun camping! yay for the long weekend!

Jocelyn said...

Hopefully one day I will feel the same about waking up early to run.
Love the pictures!

Zorbs said...

I have no problem getting up early, it just takes me so long to get out the door...my goal for August is to be up no later than 4 every morning (keep in mind I go to bed 11:30 most nights) and be out the door before 5:30 .so, no more than 4 hours sleep! hopefully I can do it!

Erica said...

love the cheetah skirt!

Lily on the Road said...

Have a great long weekend! Love the tri photo's...good girl! So.....when is your first try-a-tri????

Lisa said...

okay, so I'm a morning runner/gym goer, waking at 5am. It did take a while to get used to, but now it's second nature. I can't imagine getting up at 3:30 though!! what time are you going to sleep tonight?!

Hope you have a great time with the family - sounds like fun! Cute picutes!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

"5 AM feels like sleeping in" <- yup! You're converted. Welcome to the club ;) If I sleep til 8 on weekends/off days I feel like the whole morning is gone! Ha, not normal.

3:30...Now that's impressive. Have fun on the trip!

Teamarcia said...

Have a great time camping you earlybird you! I am wearing the same cheetah skirt as I type...all sweaty too blech.

Mark said...

Have a great trip! You look strong in the pics!!

Emz said...

You are ROCKIN' that outfit. I love it!

Have a blast!

Laura said...

More awesome pics! I have to run 21km before work tomorrow. If you come and run with me, it would help out a lot. Ok?thanks... :)

Morgan said...

You always have the best smiley pics! As for morning running, if I can convert Spike than ANYONE can! :) Good job girly!

abbi said...

Those are great pictures - you look so happy!

Deb said...

You look amazing in that outfit.

Okay, now a bit less superficiality. :) Good for you on the mornings. I do mornings too, but I don't know if I'll be able to keep doing it once I run for longer. 3:30 is downright impressive.

Kim said...

You know, I run on the weekends VERY early, sometimes getting up at 3:30am or 4:00am to run. I just can't seem to translate it to the weekday though. It's the work afterwards - I can promise myself a nap after my Saturday runs, but I can't on a weekday run when I have to go to work. I can *sometimes* get up early during the week, but it is SO HARD! I'm envious that you're getting it done!

Becka said...

Love the skirt!!

Kat Moving Forward said...

Ahhhhh 3:30!?!?!

LOVED the tri pics!

Sherry said...

I get up for my morning runs at 430 so I understand your pain! Good Luck!

Katie A. said...

I am NOT a morning runner at all. Even though I am up at 5 and at work by 6:15, I could not for the life of me run at that hour! I'm jealous the early morning running bug caught you! ;)
Good luck on your long run!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

3:30 AM??????????? And you look so much smarter than that! ha

Runners Fuel said...

I am one of those people that say they can't getup up early for a run. Good job doing that!

Stacey said...

Love the pictures! Have a great weekend!

runsher said...

Hi.
I've been reading you blog for awhile ,and I really enjoy it. Morning running is how I start each and every day.

Enjoy your weekend!

Tara said...

Morning runs are the best....just takes a little push to get out of bed :)

Great pics! Have a fabulous weekend!

Tara said...

Morning runs are the best....just takes a little push to get out of bed :)

Great pics! Have a fabulous weekend!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Yeah for a habit of morning running!

Boooo for 3:30 A.M.

Have fun on your trip!

RunningLaur said...

cute cute photos!

runnernic.com said...

cute pics! have tons of fun this weekend!

H-woman said...

Wow! I have a hard enough time getting up that early to go to work, let alone for a run.

Question though--what do you eat before you do one of those long runs? Or do you just get up and run and eat when you get back?

H =)

MCM Mama said...

Those are some of the best race pictures EVER! Excellent!

My issue with morning running is that my umm, system needs at least an hour after I wake up or I run the risk of needing a potty. I just can't manage to get up at 4 am for a 5 am run.

joyRuN said...

Nice pics!

It takes a week for me to like getting up early. I'm a major grumpy grump in the meantime ;)

J said...

Love your pink and cheetah outfit! Enjoy the 3:30 am wake up call! i am sure you will be the only one out that early! Totally awesome though that you are loving the morning running!!

Angie Bishop said...

Ugh. not a fan of early morning runs. I totally wish I was though. I know its all attitude so I really should change mine.
Great photos!!
Have a fun weekend too :)

Heidi said...

Have a great long weekend! 3:30Am ... serious? I try to avoid seeing that time on the clock at all cost.

ajh said...

You look so happy in those pictues! Hope you have some good books for the weekend!

Jill said...

Woohoo to getting the bod up early and out the door to run! Have a blast camping this weekend, sounds great (and cooler!)

The Happy Runner said...

You always have the best pics! Have a great time this weekend.

Heather said...

Enjoy your long weekend (and that EARLY wake up call!).

Her Name is Rio said...

see..see..morning running is good isn't it?!
great pics!

lindsay said...

oh snap, look at that hot mama in her pink and leopard! great race pics :)