Training for a 1/2 marathon is, in some ways, very strange. This may be considered "oversharing" but oh well. I've never been one to shy away from details.
You see some days when I have a specific run planned, I think about it all day. Not for the whole day; but sporadically throughout. Here is how it usually plays out:
5:30am: Alarm. I set it at this time almost daily in case i miraculously wake up one morning wanting to go on a short run. It hasn't happened yet.. but I'm pretty sure The Secret says I just need to keep thinking about it....
5:31am: Snooze; sleep is far more important for health than an early morning run. Obvi.
6:00am: Alarm goes off again; snooze.
6:10am: Alarm goes off again; actually get up.
6:15am: Shower; where my first thought of run shows up. Excited. I'm going to rock this run tonight.
7:00am: en route to work; man I can't wait until this day is over so I can go run. It's going to be nice out and I definitely know what I should wear.
11:00am: Hungry already; talk myself into waiting until noon for lunch.
11:45am: Pretty much close enough - go eat.
12:00noon: I hate it when I finish lunch before 12.
12:15pm: I'm pretty sure I just ate the perfect lunch to fuel me for my run. Pretty excited.
1:00pm: why do the afternoons go by so much more slowly than the mornings???
2:00pm: I'm pretty tired. This is kinda a long run for me. Should I get a pedicure instead??
3:00pm: Email Jillian; we decide that we need pedi's after our run.
3:01pm: Pedicure after run is perfect motivation. Excited to rock it.
3:30pm: I don't know; I'm pretty tired. Maybe Jiffy will just want to get a pedi instead.
4:00pm: Jif has not emailed to ask if we can forgo run for pedi.
4:30pm: Time to go! New energy. I'm going to rock this run.
5:30pm: At home; mapping our run to ensure the perfect training/new scenery option.
6:00pm: Jillian is home; time to run. Sheesh. I kinda just wish we were getting a pedi instead.
7:15pm: Finished the most magnificent hill run yet. Gym to Juanita = long slow hills most of the way. It hurt so good and not only did we get our training run in, we ran a great fat blaster and am feeling svelte and bikini ready. Love running. Running changed my life.
7:30: Pedicures are amaaaazing!!
There it is. That is the real, uninhibited truth. I am crazy I know. I take solice in the hope that most runners are a little bit obsessive. If I am wrong, please don't burst my bubble.