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Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Impossible (or, maybe just Improbable)

First of all, it did rain all afternoon yesterday and while it still remained humid, temps cooled off some and I was able to fit my 5 miles in before dinner. The rain continued through last night and is forecast for today as well, but this morning when I went -- gasp! -- running, it was just humid, no rain.

Yes, that's right. I did the impossible: I got up early and ran. I set the alarm for 6 am and was up and out the door by 6:10. I ran 3 miles and was home by 6:40. Showered, ready and out the door by 7 am (I am fast at getting ready, but I don't look real pretty). I told myself that if I got up early and did the run, I would reward myself with Starbucks on the way to work, so I stopped at 'Bucks and got me a grande nonfat latte and a croisant --- mmmm, delicious. I haven't had Starbucks in awhile, like maybe 5 weeks, so it was a good treat (still enjoying the coffee).

Tonight, we start our summer bowling league! Wa. Hoo. I love league. So, cross your fingers that I bowl like a superstar and that I don't drink too much. Even though tomorrow is a rest day, I would like to NOT feel like poo.

11 comments:

Marcy said...

Whoooaaaaaa Momma! How do you'll think you'll fare midday? When I wake up early I usually feel like I need a nap around 1-2 pm GOOD JOB!!!

Froyd South said...

Sometimes it is very important to reward oneself for doing something out of the ordinary, it keeps you doing it. You choose coffee, I choose alcohol. I guess 7 in the morning might have been a little early for alcohol, so Starbucks will do. What is the reward for doing the Marathon?

teacherwoman said...

NIce job on getting your 5 miles in! And way to go for getting up early! You rock. I would have rewarded myself with coffee as well!

ws said...

I'm thinking maybe it might be cooler at night, not sure though. Have fun bowling - maybe if you drink enough you'll bowl a perfect game...

CollegeGirl said...

Wow! Now that's dedication! Gettin' up that early ;-)

Have fun bowling tonight!

And btw, it's a bit off topic, but I just realized that you're an English professor. I was actually seriously considering majoring in English education. AND, I also noticed you like You've Got Mail and Love Actually <---- one of my all time favorite movies! You rock!

miss petite america said...

wtg chica! aren't morning runs the best?!

Mendy said...

Yah! for morning runs. I hate them, but had a good one last week. I will start doing it at least once a week! After that run, you deserve a good treat!! I am VERY quick at getting ready too. People at work always know just how quick I get ready when I roll up into cube-farm with soaked wet hair. Good luck bowling tonight! Drinks seem to help me better? even though I am a crap bowler!

CollegeGirl said...

Whoops! My comment was supposed to say "I seriously considerED going into English education." After a lot of cosideration a while back, I decided that though I love writing and reading, it wasn't what I wanted do as a career. Writing is more of a hobby for me.

Actually, I'm working towards my Masters in Health Services Administration. Healthcare is definitely what I'd much prefer to do as a career. And like you pointed out, a bit more "stable".

But thanks for your input just the same!! If you have an e-mail address, I'd be happy to invite you to read my more personal blog (which is where I talk about things like college, etc).

Neese said...

i like your reward system :p

brunettechicagogal said...

Good for you!!! You deserved the Starbucks (I often reward myself after a run or workout with a nonfat sugar-free vanilla latte!).

J~Mom said...

Way to go! I have not been able to get up lately. LOL The kids are out of school and keep me up all night!