It is Saturday. I am normally an early riser. Thank you A for being an early riser it makes it much easier on me. She likes mornings.
Today is slightly different. I set my alarm last night for 4:10 am. My phone kindly told me I would be getting 6 hours and 55 minutes of sleep if I immediately fell asleep. That does not ever happen for me. However, I told myself I would get up with my alarm and I would have energy. I have been telling myself this same thing for almost two weeks. I have gotten up before or with my alarm every day I have done this. Thanks to the wonderful book “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod.
Today’s mission was different I was not going to follow my normal routine. I was going to start with exercise. Eight miles. The furthest I have ever run at one time. I tried to talk myself out of it. I even told myself that I would do half and take a break and do the other half later. However, I got out of my head turned on some music and completed 8 miles in one hour and fifty-seven minutes. I spent almost two full hours on the treadmill. Now I have a time to beat. This time may seem slow to some of you, but here’s a secret I am not competing against anyone but myself. This run consisted of some speed walking, running, slower walking, and more running. My legs are not nearly as sore as I thought they would be, my feet hurt more. I am looking forward to a new pair of running shoes for my birthday.
That run makes 8 more dollars for Operation Persistent Support.
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A short run is scheduled for tomorrow and then it is back to work for me on Monday with a run scheduled before I go of course.
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