Baby Boy decided that 445 AM was a fantastic time to wake up and start playing, talking and rolling around. I tried to get him back to sleep but finally, at 530, I gave up. We played for a bit and I got moving. (Whew! I just had a mild panic attack. I thought I had forgotten to feed our furry dog children but I did! The Lover would NOT have been happy with me nor would I have been too happy myself.) Things were smooth sailing until 720 when Baby Boy got sleepy and cranky from waking up so early. There was a lot of crying and clinging on Mama's leg. On our way to daycare, he fell asleep.
I was happy to crack into my warm oatmeal once I got to work.
Another cozy smile for you! It was my usual oatmeal but I added more almonds and coconut. Faboosh!
I have a 7 miler on the schedule today. I am trying to keep myself motivated and pumping myself up with pep talks. It will be a tad tough since I'm doing it all on the dreadmill. I could easily get 5 miles (or less, of course) in on the treadmill but once I started doing longer runs outside, it seems anything over 5 is really difficult. I'm sure that's why it is called a "dreadmill." This week will be the first week I log 20 miles! I'm super excited about that. This is how my work out schedule looks for the rest of the week:
- Wednesday - 7 miles
- Thursday - 2 mile recovery run
- Friday - cross-training or rest
- Saturday - 9 miles!
- Sunday - cross-training or rest
How do you keep yourself motivated?