Tuesday, February 3, 2009

21 Day Habit - Day One

If it takes 21 days to make something a habit, I suppose I'm on Day 1.

I managed to drag my sorry arse out of bed this morning for a run. I didn't get up a lot earlier than normal- I didn't get out the door until around 5:45am. In order for me to get a 4-5 mile run done and still make it to work on time (7am), I would have to be out the door by 5:15am at the latest. Luckily, I'm working late tonight, so I was able to come in a bit later this morning.

Also, luckily for me, I did NOT turn on the weather forecast last night or hear the wind howling this morning before heading out. If I had known how cold and windy it was, I surely would have talked myself out of running.

I ran 4.5 miles, and only 2.25 miles of it was into the wind. It wouldn't have been nearly so bad if it hadn't been approximately 9 degrees. When my alarm went off the first time, my thermometer said 19 degrees. By the time I got home from my run, it was 9 and dropping.

It's going to be in the 50's by Friday.
Gotta love Southern Illinois.


Dawn said...

GREAT JOB!!! The weather and winds are enough to make anyone give up but you stuck it out.

RooBabs said...

Good for you! And that crazy weather sounds like Utah. Freezing one day, summer the next. We're going to be close to 50 on Friday, too. I can't wait! That's like short sleeve running weather, whoah!

Carly said...

Nice job getting out there! I am on day one of running today too.

MizFit said...

greetings from DAY TWO!!

running this morning?