Friday, August 7, 2009

Do I always love running? Um, no

I often get the question, as I'm sure many of you do, of whether I love running. And I answer, "Yes, I do love running." And other times I get the question, "Do you always love running?" To which I answer, "Um, no."

When don't I love running? 5:30 in the morning after a short night's sleep. Actually, 5:30 in the morning even if I've slept for 12 hours. There's just something unholy about that time of day. But I hit the roads because that's the only time I can do it and still get to the office.

But every morning is a struggle. I debate with myself when I'm lying in bed. It goes something like this.

Bad Angel (BA): I could go back to sleep right now and sleep for another hour.
Good Angel (GA): But if you do that, you'll feel guilty all day.
BA: But I really want to sleep. And I would definitely go running tonight.
GA: But you won't feel like running when you get home. The alarm went off. Get up and get dressed. You'll feel better afterward.
BA: Fine, but make sure you're not happy about it and growl as you walk out the door.
GA: Deal.

And that's how the conversation in my head typically goes at 5:30 AM.

Do I always love running? Not at 5:30 AM I don't.


Marlene said...

I only get up early to run about once a week and I have a similar conversation in my head every time!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i have a love/hate relationship with running too. :)

Katie said...

I'm soooo not a morning person -- I need your dedication!

ShirleyPerly said...

Ha, this is true with me the days I have to wait until LATER to do my runs (when it's at least going to be 90 degs). I'd much rather get them done earlier, but 0530 is pushing it.

Good job getting out there!