My alarm went off this morning, 4:42 as usual.
That's easy! My snooze lasts 9 minutes. On the days that I'm going to run, I can hit it once and get up with time to change and get started by 5:00. But on the days that I'm going to go to the gym to lift weights, I can hit it twice.....and get up at exactly 5:00.
It's the OCD in me I guess. :-)
I hit it twice today....after the second time, I ended up just shutting it off completely and turning on my second "never mind, I'm sleeping in" alarm. One of the benefits of each of us having a dual alarm clock. We each have two alarm times at our disposal. :-)
After I switched it to my second alarm....I laid there....wide awake. Staring at the ceiling.....staring at the wall.....staring at my dog sleeping on his bed on the floor.
I got up, put on my gym clothes, and headed out the door. It took every ounce of willpower I possess to get up and go.
My sister and I have been getting together to lift weights (twice a week) for about 6 months...but with her schedule, it hasn't been happening lately. Having someone waiting for you to arrive is a great motivator.....and I haven't had that for a couple of weeks.
I haven't been to the gym to lift for a week and a half. (hehehehe)
So.....there I was, at the gym...lifting weights.....bored to death. I could start bringing my iPod for music...but there's already music playing at the gym. Music just isn't effective workout entertainment for me. Never has been.
Then I got to thinking (always a scary thing).....I love listening to audio books on my long runs. I refuse to listen to anything while running in the mornings...because no one is around and I want to hear the boogieman sneaking up on me. But my longer runs are usually on a city trail...without car traffic, and with other people around....plus it's daylight, and the boogieman is afraid of daylight...right? :-)
I also got to thinking....my high school didn't ask us to read the classics. No Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, etc. Oh wait, we had to read To Kill a Mockingbird...so I can cross that one off the list.
So, what better way to multitask, than to get fit and get caught up on the classics at the same time???
Now I've come to the part where I need your help. I need suggestions of which ones I should read first. What are your favorites????????
03/16/11: 45 minutes, full body strength workout