||[May. 24th, 2008|01:13 pm]
I've determined that except for late at night, when the Y is closed or closing, the only time of day that I have time to run is before I wake up.|
So, I need a clocky. In the meantime, I may just steal an alarm clock from Kirsti and set it up on the other side of my bedroom. This means I'll also need to start sleeping with my door closed, likely.
I have also been thinking about what else I can do to better motivate me to run. Maybe switch out the shitty coffeemaker in the kitchen for the one in my trunk with a timer. That way, 5 minutes before my alarm goes off, I can have coffee waiting and ready.
So here's a short list:
- Sign up for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Once I throw down that cash, that's it. I'm in, and I can't throw that away.
- Start signing up for shorter distance races and runs between now and then.
- Make a Wall of Motivation (or maybe just a corkboard of motivation) with stories and pictures that make me want to get out and do it.
- Start a running blog. List my run, time/distance and how it went each day. Celeste, maybe we can do this together. I'm thinking something like "Run Reeree Run" or "Team Reeree" or something of that sort.
On that note, I haven't gotten a run in in a few days. Yesterday, the closest I got was a 30 minute brisk walk with Lucy around the neighborhood. I figured that I probably wouldn't get a run in, but that a walk was better than nothing.
Today, I'll make it in before the Y closes at 6. Promise.
Oh oh! My parents adopted a second dog: Snickers. She's an 11 month-old Beagle girl that had to be given up by her owners. Lucy and Snick are having some trouble figuring out their spots in the pack, but hopefully that'll work itself out. My mom's been doing research about how to act toward each dog (which one you want to be the dominant one and the other the submissive) and get them to realize their positions in the line.