Monday, August 25, 2008

Must get out of LAZY mode!

I have been so lazy when it comes to working out the past several days. I think I ran on Thursday, and did a CrossFit workout a couple of days before that. My behaviors this past weekend didn't do anything positive for my physique either....eating out at some super gross (I mean diner style grease!) places and consuming full-bodied beer on Saturday night. I should've run some serious mileage last night to help compensate, but did I??? Absolutely not.

I see in my immediate forecast jogging this evening while my son is at football practice. That means it will be hot as hell in the blazing sun, but if I don't run at that time then I most likely won't get it done today. I'm trying to psyche myself up for it so I won't back out or cut my run time short. These are the days that I wish I could get to work later so I could jog in the mornings, or I wish I had a gym membership so I could workout in the air conditioning no matter what time of day it is.

There was a time not too long ago that I did get up before work and jog in the early mornings. But, that meant I got up at 4:00 a.m. because I had to leave my house by 6:15 to commute. I found myself falling asleep while I was driving in to work most mornings, and again in the evenings when I was heading home. I would try to get to bed before 10:00 each night, but that's not always possible when you have a family and have to accomplish certain tasks each night before bed. So, I made an effort to work out more in the evenings. It was going great until the Texas summer heat hit. I can't wait for cooler temperatures, but that's probably another two months away.

Oh well...enough complaining. Back to psyching myself up for an afternoon run in the blazing sun! I guess if my son can practice football in full gear in the same conditions I shouldn't be griping so much, right?