Then I start laying out all of the gear that doesn't need to be washed into a pile so it will all be in one place and easy to find. You know, because at 4:45 in the morning you resemble drunken zombie more-so than peppy runner!
Here's a run down of everything I do Friday night:
Lay out the right pair of running shoes.
Put my Garmin on the charger. If you didn't record your run with your Garmin, it doesn't count!
Find my running belt because I clearly haven't seen it in a week and there is no telling where that thing ended up. Behind the TV? Oh perfect place for it!
Once the load of laundry is done, get all running clothes out of the dryer, throw them into a pile on the floor next to my shoes. (So adult of me, I know!)
Spend 10 minutes trying to find a pair of matching running socks because the dryer likes to play tricks on you and they are never easy to find.
Foam roll while checking the Social Medias.
Eat dinner and try to be in bed by 10:00.
10:30 tell Hubbo we should go to bed.
11:00 finally in bed trying to sleep.
5:00 AM - Force Myself Out of Bed.
5:01 AM - Zombie-like Stagger to Kitchen
Make oatmeal. While oatmeal is cooking, eat a banana.
5:07 Bathroom - Brush Teeth and put my hair up.
5:12 Eat cooled off oatmeal and post to twitter it's time for a training run.
5:15 - While eating oatmeal, tape feet, get dressed and put on shoes. (Remember this step. It's important for later.)
5:30 - Wonder why it took you so long to get dressed and start to hurry with the rest of the routine.
5:31 - Foam Roll legs, calf muscles, and trigger point roll feet.
5:45 - Put shoes back on because I am dumb in the morning and put them on before I rolled my feet out.
5:50 - Grab all my gear, water, and take my first serving of ENERGYbits, and I get in the car.
5:50 - 6:00 The Hubbo drives to the store where we meet up with our group and I try to stay awake.
6:00 - 6:15 Time for one more quick bathroom break, talk to half asleep runners, and try not to fall asleep myself.
6:15 - Run! Also - promise myself that as soon as I get home, I'll take a nap.
Later that day- No naps taken.