When I read this post from Missy: Ironman, IronThings, TriThings, Life Things: Injured, Sick, Worn Out, Just Tired, What IS IT?, my jaw dropped! I have stayed in bed, skipped an early morning run before work because my dog was cuddling with me under the covers!! Well, since reading that, I have been thinking. Yes, I know I will feel much better all day if I get up and run, rather than stay in bed for that extra hour. There is no doubt about it. I know this. It's a proven fact. It's just hard to get out of my nice warm bed.
This morning, I did it! I left "pussydome". My alarm went off and when I reached to turn it off, yup, Boomer was there, cuddling. Two paws on my leg and a nose on my hip. UGH! I got out of the bed. He watched me walk across the dark bedroom. I left the room. Pretty soon I went back in to get dressed. It was 32 degrees outside. That warm bed looked mighty good.
An hour after getting out of bed, I was on the Alameda Creek Trail. Boomer and I ran five miles in the crisp, cool morning air. Yes, it felt great! It was probably one of the best runs I've had in a while. And yes, I felt good all day. Better than if I would have slept another hour, then just walked two miles around the neighborhood before going to work. It was cold, but I have ear muffs and gloves and running tights, so I was warm in a matter of minutes.
Thanks Missy, for the nice slap in the face. It's just what I needed.