I do not understand how people can get up at crazy hours of the morning to fit in a workout. Of course, those same people probably don’t understand how I convince myself to run or bike after a full day of work.
Once a week, I get up at 5:00 to go to the pool. On a normal day, I get up at 5:15, so this is not that much earlier. No, I don’t swim for only 15 minutes – since the pool doesn’t open til 6, I go to work about an hour late. My boss is cool about it. But I don’t want to push her generosity.
So, for example, tonight I have a 6 mile run scheduled. I’m slow, so that will take somewhere around 75 minutes. The idea of getting up at 4 am or earlier makes me want to cry. And honestly, I know myself. I would just reset my alarm and plan to hit the treadmill after work. If I had something to do after work, it would be a different story, but on any given day, sleep would win in the morning.
So hats off to you, early morning fitness types. You are crazy, but I’m still impressed.