At 5:10 this morning, my iPod alarm went off with the tunes of “Baby Got Back” blaring from its speakers.
(Not the ideal song to wake up to in the morning, but I do like kickin’ it old school when I’m running!)
This proceeded to happen approximately 5 more times, for about 5 seconds each, leading me all the way up to 6:00am. Yup, I snoozed right through my workout!
Only I wasn’t sleeping on top of a washer & dryer, and I was in my comfy PJ’s curled up in bed. I just figured that might make you laugh.
But do you want to know why I slept right through my workout this morning??
It’s because I didn’t have a plan.
Yes, I absolutely love my morning workouts; getting that sense of accomplishment so early in the morning, and knowing that my hard work in finished for the day is the best feeling ever. It leaves me feeling like I’ve got the energy I need to tackle my day!
But because I’m not much of a morning person, I’ve got to know what my plan is ahead of time.
As I was going to bed last night, I had all of my clothes laid out and ready to go, but I still wasn’t quite sure of my workout. I fell asleep too quickly before making a decision, and hence, no workout.
The Morning Workout Dilemma
Usually, if I’m not totally sure of what my morning workout is going to look like, I’ll still get up and just hop on the treadmill. I’ve got workout plans up to my eyeballs down there, so I’m always able to figure something out.
Unfortunately, we’ve got a problem lately…the treadmill is too noisy and has been keeping Jay awake while I’m running. Yesterday, I came upstairs to find him on the couch, with our air purifier blasting to try to drown out the sound…I felt so bad!
(this is actually a pic from when we had the stomach flu…it just seemed to fit)
Even though the treadmill is in our basement, our floors and walls apparently are not insulated well enough and he can hear everything. He tells me I have feet of iron…I say he’s just too delicate of a sleeper.
So now I’m left with the dilemma of what to do?!? Yes, I have other workout options I can do in the mornings, which I will, but I love my morning treadmill workouts! He’s so great, and says that I should continue my workouts as I have been, but I feel awful if I’m keeping him awake…
What should I do???