…especially if one works out in the morning. I went for a run this morning and, just like last time I went in the morning, I didn’t eat breakfast first. And, just like that time, I got this huge cramp in my side. It’s nowhere near my stomach, but I’m beginning to think it’s correlated somehow. I’ve never been a big breakfast person–unless there are pop-tarts, donuts, or pancakes 🙂 I just don’t get hungry until lunch time and I don’t typically need any energizing. I’m not exactly a morning person, but once I’m up, I’m up. (I’m definitely a morning person compared to a stay-up-really-late person though.) But I have run in the morning before and ate a small breakfast first and had no problems. I suppose I should eat breakfast before a morning run because I know I’ll need it while I’m out there. Needless to say, I only ran a mile before that stitch got so bad. And it even hurt the whole mile-long walk back to my car.
I am glad that it’s getting cooler, weather-wise. Fall is my favorite season and it seemed to really skip by us last year. I mean, it went from like 80s to 50s and then 30s, but it didn’t really get cold enough to snow much, which I also love. Anyways, if it’s cooler during the day, that means I can just go from work to run and skip stopping at home first. I prefer to run right after work because I don’t have to wait for a meal to settle, like I would after dinner–and with a husband who comes home at anytime between 5:30-6:30 and it gets too dark by 8:00, that’s not much time to settle and run. Plus, it doesn’t interrupt anything I’m doing at home, like working on house projects. I know that I’m more likely to not make excuses about not running if I go from work to the library to change and then head to the trail. First of all, that’s less gas I have to use in my car because stopping at home is usually out of the way. And secondly, I become instantly lazy and don’t want to go back out again.
Which leads me to another thought. Ever since I started running, I’ve not wanted to do any exercising at home. At my disposal, I have: Insanity, P90x, Zumba, Bollywood-dancing, and Pilates. I used to only work out at home with one of those programs. But I just don’t do them anymore. It’s like if I can’t get in the time to run, I don’t take the time to do anything. Maybe it’s that I love to exercise outside, so those indoor TV-watching programs aren’t what I want. Insanity is the only program we have that I find hard to do–so why not something else? Even Pilates, for crying out loud?! It’s 20 minutes each program and takes so little effort 😕 I’m thinking I will have to change this somehow. Especially when it gets really cold outside. I’m not going to want to run everyday, so that would be a good way to stay more active when I’d want to eat all that Thanksgiving and Christmas food and hibernate.
Well, those are my musings for the day so far…