Early rising means it’s darker and darker in the morning. Here’s a tip for a 7am run. I’ve been doing this for my last 5 runs and I can feel the difference in my endurance and it just feels better to have the remainder of the day to celebrate your early morning accomplishments.
- 6:15 – 6:20am – Wake up and immediately take a bite of a banana and drink a high carb drink. I’m using Herbalife24 Prepare. I’ve also started to add Herbalife Niteworks. It’s only been 2 runs with this new concoction, but I feel I’m breathing better, cleaner, and more efficient. But again, that could be the 60-degree weather. In any event, I really like the taste of this Pre-Run Cocktail.
- By 6:45am – finish your 8 ounce carb cocktail and banana. I usually leave one bite for when I get home.
- Off you go!
Life lesson #94 – Darker and colder means more discipline. Accept the change and make a plan. It’s amazing what just putting on a jacket of acceptance can do for your mentality.
Morning weight 172.5. Post-run weight — I forgot to measure.
- 3 x 1.5 mile fast. Which in human terms, means 1 mile slow, 1.50 miles fast, 2 minutes slow and repeat. Then 1 mile slow. The good news … distances below 8 miles are nothing. Won’t go as far as a walk in the park because it takes effort, but I’m in the park vicinity at least. As long as the weather is cool, I am cool. The bad news … my iPhone is crashing. In fact, I didn’t know Mickey Mouse covered Nirvana and Green Day songs.
- Googled “iPhone is playing too fast” and it offered some assistance. Here’s what happened. About mile 3, Voice Command activated. A few seconds later, Mickey Mouse was on my playlist and if you’ve never heard Mickey sing Very Ape (one of my favorite Nirvana tunes), you haven’t heard nothing. The new iPhone launch couldn’t have come at a better time! If you know how to fix this, I’m all ears (excuse the Mickey pun).
Finally, God bless these United States of America on this day and every day of acceptance and remembrance.