Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Early Wake Up Calls
This year, I only work at one school. That school dismisses at 2:26, meaning I can contractually leave at 2:46. I capitalized on this, rushing home to work out before picking up Mac. I found that I could easily do a 3-4 mile run or a workout video while still being on time to pick him up. I felt like supermom :)
Then I got busy at work. It's a blessing (in the form of job security) to be busy, but it also means that I am consistently asked to stay late to work with teams. That means that working out had to wait until David got home from work. Since he's on a more typical work schedule, he's usually not home until 6 or 6:30. By the time I worked out, we didn't eat dinner until 7:30 or 8...which messed with my world and general pleasantness.
I came to a conclusion. I could not consistently refuse to stay after and work with teams and feel secure in my job and I could not happily wait for David to get home from work to exercise. So, I work out before work.
Seems like a no-brainer, right? It would, except I am at work before 7 each day and working out before work means at 4:45 wake up call.
Last week was rough--hence why blogging didn't happen. Now, it's getting better. I think your body can get used to almost anything and it's really only 45-60 minutes earlier than I was getting up. On the plus side, I am able to run errands on the days when I don't have to stay late.
What sacrifices have you made to fit in work outs and stay professional? Can someone send some support my way?
Also, I ran my first 5k in ages (I usually just run a half marathon or two a year) and finished in around 29 minutes! While I'm not fast by any stretch of the imagination, that was far faster than I was expecting! Woot!