If you read my post earlier this week you can see I have been struggling getting back to those early morning runs since coming back from injury. when I have talked to other runners that run in the evening I have been pretty blunt - if I left running to the evening it just wouldn't happen. Life gets in the way too often for me.
The argument has come many times that if I really wanted to run and I am as dedicated as I say I am, I would make it happen. While in theory this is true, it just doesn't flesh out, and many times it is out of my control with the kids and other responsibilities. I do enjoy an evening or night run occasionally, but on a regular basis it just doesn't work for me.
This week has been a great example. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I missed my run on Thursday morning because of a lack of sleep and the cold weather pushing me back in bed. You will have to read that post to find the reason why I let this happen, but suffice it to say that sent my next few "running" days into the dumps.
Today ended up being some of the same - life. I won't go into details, but we didn't eat lunch till 6 pm. Sure when we got home from the emergency we were taking care of I could have run, but with no food since breakfast I am not sure how well my body would have responded - plus I was starving!!
I am getting ready to head out now for a short run with my son. I may drop him back by home and head out for a couple more miles when we are finished if my energy will allow me, but based on the fact that I am just now hydrating after all day I am not sure how that will go.
So, to revisit the same story I tell everyone I talk to, I am a morning runner. Why is that? Because if I don't run in the morning it won't happen. As much as people want to say that I could do it if I really wanted to, I have to respectfully disagree. I will be out there at 5 am tomorrow, because that is what I need and want to do.
When do you run? Do you find some times better than others to keep your running consistent?