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Thursday, April 28, 2011

One In A Row

It figures that I'd wake up for the morning that I don't have a run.

In my effort to force myself out of bed this morning, I put my phone (which serves as my alarm clock) out of reach of my bed. The theory here is that I would need to get out of bed to turn off the alarm, and it's easier to make myself stay out of bed than to make myself get out of bed. This proved to be the case this morning.

Of course, I'm sure it didn't hurt that I woke up pretty much every hour, convinced that I had somehow overslept. In fact, now that I think about it, it's entirely possible that I had more than one dream about my alarm going off so that every time I actually woke up, I thought it had already happened. I was basically awake from 5:00am on, so when the alarm went off at 5:30, it wasn't too much of a struggle to get moving.

It was, however, very nice. I wandered out into the living room, checked my email and various social networking, and even had time to watch a couple videos online, as they looked interesting, and I was determined not to make myself rush. You see, I didn't have a run scheduled for today, so there was no time crunch as far as needing to get however many miles in before my work day started. I did, however, put together an arm and ab workout (basically the same as Tuesday's, but with different reps), which I was going to head over to the gym and complete as soon as I was ready.

That time was 6:00. I went in, the only one there, and then the only other person I ever see in the gym showed up, too. We both went about our workouts, and about midway through, if he would have looked at me, he would have seen a rather odd smile.

Perhaps it's sad, but I felt a great sense of accomplishment at getting to the gym that early. With a plan, no less. As I completed each set, I felt stronger, both in my arms and in my sense of self. It's so simple, but being up before dawn makes me feel like I've done something before anyone else has, and that just motivates me to do more. I have a feeling it's going to be a good day at work.

So, here we are, day one of twenty-eight, and the blog post is done before 7 am.

I think I'll read for a bit.

Thursday's Workout:
2x100 Sit-Ups
2x20 Push-Ups
3x10 Push Press
3x10 Pull Downs
3x10 Curls (each arm)
3x10 Bench Press

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