It's Thursday and I'm in the mood for some thinking... out loud style!
This week I thought I would share with you my little running routine... because why not?
I'm really good at reasons why I do things.
Ok- let's go!
Somewhere between 5:00am- 6:00am I'll stir from my deep and dreamy slumber to awaken beautifully with a small yawn and stretch.
Ok, let's be real here.
Somewhere between 5:00am-6:00am I'll stir from my deep and dreamy slumber, do a big ol' stretch to get the juices flowing, shout a good morning to the world, laugh at myself and then spring out of bed!
With the hunger tamed enough for me to continue, I make my way to my room where I slip into my running gear and do some light stretching, a bit of rolling and a lot of dynamic stretching (so my legs are WIDE AWAKE!)
injury doesn't come back- I don't want to push myself too hard just yet.
Now, I'm a run-without-music runner because the pounding of my feet and the birds and other early morning sounds are so calming and therapeutic that added music pumping through my brain just isn't necessary. However when I first started running, I had to have something plugged into my ears or I'd just get bored. I think it was the school cross country team that changed me as we weren't aloud iPods in training.
I then begin walking around the house. Everywhere and anywhere. Up the stairs down the stairs in the kitchen, in the lounge room, round and round for about 10 mins. Then I do some more rolling, drink a fair bit of water and check emails/ blogs.
Currently I don't run two days in a row (slowly building up) and so I cherish my runs even more now :)
How about you?
Are you a runner? I only found my love for running last year!
If not, what's your favourite past time? What clears your mind and relaxes you?
Do you like dried dates and figs? Only reason I ask is because I am completely obsessed with both!
Bye for now folks! :D