But since my brain is completely exhausted from class and I cannot bring myself to discuss anything that reminds me even remotely of class (i.e. teaching in general), I'm going to talk training. It is Tuesday after all, right?
Yesterday I grumbled about my alarm going off at 5:30...well today it went off at...gulp...4am. Yup, you read that right. Let me give you a little background: I love sleep with a gigantic passion. Seriously. I can take a nap anytime, anywhere and have a very close relationship with my snooze button. But in the spirit of keeping up with my training even through the start of the school year, a time when in the frantic rush of starting new routines, excercise can go on the back burner and tends to STAY there for me if I let that happen, I was determined to start the year right. I run Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday or Sunday with one extra day of an EASY/SHORT run or tiny run as part of a tri brick sometimes thrown in there too. I've experimented with other days, but staying consistent with Tuesday/Thursday/one weekend day just works best. The thing is, though, that I have grad school Tuesday nights, like I said, after class my brain is often complete mush and all I want to do is curl up in
I'm talking hella early. On a normal day I am up between 5 and 5:30 for school, so if I want to make time to run and foam roll/ice (even super briefly!), that alarm is gonna go off E A R L Y. Case in point:
|Arm warmers on, gloves in hand, thighs frozen. CRAZY!|
1. Sleep in running clothes. I've said it before and I'll say it again--If my alarm goes off hella early and I am not already wearing running clothes, 9 times out of 10 I'm sleeping right through it. There is something so pathetic about having to change out of workout clothes without having worked out that gets me out of bed.
2. Pack lunch and teacher bag the night before. This is probably something I should do every night (should being the key word), but it's an absolute MUST if I want to squeeze in that workout. Every second of sleep counts.
How do you squeeze in training when days are long and busy?