About a month ago I purchased a park pass at the state park near my house. $85 and I get unlimited access to the park for a full year from the purchase date. Normally it’s $6 each time you enter the park with a vehicle so based on the math, I need to hit the park 14 times to make the pass worth the purchase. Yeah I should blow that out of the water lol….I’ve already gone 3 times since I purchased the pass and I haven’t even started my long runs yet. My goal is to hit these trails at least twice a weak which would bring my cost per visit down to .80 cents. Now that is a bargain lol.
With the purchase of my park pass and the arrival of summer, these past couple weeks I’ve been trying to wake up early and get some runs in before I head into work. I have to say, waking up for these runs has been brutal. Mrs. Schlub is the best because as I’m trying to get in the routine of these early morning runs, she has supported me going to bed at the same time as the kids so I can get up early. Well I have to say that my percentages have been less than stellar. I’m hoping it’s one of those acquired comforts and the more that I keep plugging away, the easier it will become. Once I’m up and going it’s a bit easier to get myself out the door, and when I’m finally on the trails there are no more complaints and I’m 100% happy. It’s the damn alarm clock that is killing me. I honestly hit the snooze button about 5 times before I actually get up, I know it’s horrible but what can I say.
Today was one of those days where my body was actually ready to get up and run. I woke up about 15 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Of course I snoozed it a couple times but eventually got up without a problem and headed off to the trails. Summer is definitely here because the temp gauge on the car read 79* at 4am….YIKES!!! Regardless, it was a great day, pretty solid effort and the sunrise was beautiful. I always make sure to add a little time to my run so I can sit on the summit, think through life, pray, and just clear my head from all the stress that life brings each day.
Who else is transitioning to early morning runs?? Who is sticking to evening runs