Well and fall running…
I had the best run this morning! It was glorious! I felt like a Disney Princess with little birds and butterflies following me.
Due to the season shift, I can now run before work, since it is no longer dark and frozen at 6 AM (as it has been for the last 5 months). This makes me BEYOND happy. I am a morning person, which you may find hard to believe since I complain about getting up at 5 AM on the regular. But truly, I prefer getting things done in the morning than in the evening.
After work time = Red wine+ yoga pants+ couch+ netflix. Running and working out would totally ruin that equation.
I have been plateauing at a 10./ 10.30 min mile pace during my runs, even on my short runs. This has been frustrating to me but I have been trying to be positive as I am trying to improve my mile time AND increase distance simultaneously. All the reading I have done has told me not to do this so I assume progress will be slow on both accounts.
Today, my run was just fabulous! I ran right around a 9.30/ mile pace. It was a short run, I did just about 3.2 miles in 28.29. I usually get my best “runner’s high” after long runs, but this successful short run was also very exhilarating.
I celebrated the end of the run with a bowl of Golden Grahams, the most delicious cereal ever, and more coffee.
Working out in the morning is my favorite! Not only does it get your metabolism going so that you burn more fat and also calories throughout your day and help you to have a better night’s sleep; it also makes might make you more mindful about overeating during the day. Why ruin your morning efforts, amirite? Personally, I am also more productive at work after a good workout. I am wide awake and I already feel accomplished so why not keep it going?
Obviously, any workout is better than no workout. If you cannot get to the gym in the morning or do not have time in the morning an evening workout is awesome! Consistency is what really matters, do what works well for you. I have friends who have told me that they are better runners in the afternoon/ evening due to feeling more alert and having the time to fuel properly throughout the day.
When do you work out?