It's day two of Fitness Cheerleader's August Healthy Living Blogger Challenge and today, we're talking about the timing of your work outs.
I know that I've discussed this before, but when it comes to running, I am mostly a lunch time work out person. As Janice would say, I like to get my "runch" on. Clearly, I'm not training for anything these days, so my runs are limited to 3-4 miles at a time. Although I don't have to clock in or clock out for work, but I give myself about an hour to get to the downstairs gym, run, and shower. Sometimes it takes longer. When that happens, I simply stay a few minutes later at work.
At times, it can be pretty hard to motivate myself to get down there. As you can see from the picture, the gym is not what you'd call inviting. To hold myself accountable, I put my gym bag right in front of my desk where I can see it and remind myself that if I do not go at lunch, I probably will not go at all. Unfortunately, it is entirely too hot for me to run outside right now unless I get up at the crack of dawn, but sleep is pretty crucial too. Therefore, waiting until after work means my run gets demoted to a walk. That's not always a bad thing, but I still prefer running over walking.
So for now, running is contained to lunch, but I still walk and go to Dance Trance after work. All of this will change once I start training again. I'll be back in Marathonfest and all of their runs happen before the rooster crows (think 3-5 a.m. start times on the weekends and 5 a.m. during the week). That is going to be a huge challenge, but it's one I am incredibly excited about.
What time do you work out?