Good morning Loveys,
So I have no idea why I'm awake right now. It's 5:45am and I'm normally sleeping until at least 6:45. This is a bit concerning because... well... I'm not a morning person and I really, REALLY enjoy sleeping. I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep and realized that it was pointless, and all I was doing was literally nothing so I got up, made myself a coffee and sat down to write this blog (and watch Breakfast Television). I also realized I hadn't written my MiMM post yet, so I decided to do that instead!
Big thanks for the pretty Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting the link up each week (as usual!).. She's super pregnant right now, so if you get a chance pop on over and say hello!
I realized something right now... looking out the window. It's flipping beautiful outside this early in the morning. The skies are blue, the highway isn't jam packed with cars yet... it's somewhat peaceful. Carlton is awake already too. I didn't realize he normally wakes up around this time. Turns out I'm usually sleeping when he wakes up so I would never notice. He said I'm going to have a productive day today because I got an early start to the day... which I guess is true because I wouldn't normally have time to write in the morning! :)
The hosts on Breakfast Television look really flipping fantastic for being up at 5:45. It's enough of an accomplishment to make my brain function let alone look like a bajillion dollars!
I'm going to take a new spin on MiMM today and think of things I could do throughout my week to help my life be more Marvellous. I have a pretty scheduled life. I like schedules... I like knowing what's happening or what's going to be happening. I'm not good with "spur of the moment" events for the most part (it depends on the event I suppose)...
Wake up at 6:45
Get to work around 8:30
Eat/drink breakfast at 9
Workout at 1 or 2
Eat lunch after that
Leave work at 5
Write/Study when I'm home at 6ish
Cook dinner between 7 and 8
Bed at 10
Watch TV until 10:30
Haha. Yes. I'm one of those people who normally go to bed at 10 but I always have to watch tv before I sleep. I don't know why.. it's habit now I suppose. But anyways, I've been wondering how it would change my day if I continued waking up early. Or waking up early and getting my short runs of the week in BEFORE I go to work. That would give me time to do other things on my lunch, like if I wanted to lift weights or go to the grocery store or simply work through my lunch if I need to catch up on anything.
Not only would getting my runs in early help knock it off my list for the day, but it wouldn't be as hot out early in the morning as it usually is around 2pm. I wouldn't come back to work in a sweat-fest and feel gross for the rest of the day. I wouldn't have to lug all of my running gear to work (unless I was working out... I'd have to take more clothes if I wanted to lift). Hmm... this is starting to sound like a good idea. I'll rethink about this over the weekend because half-marathon training restarts again next week so it may be a good time to start! Weather permitting of course :).
Another thing that's SUPER marvellous about this coming week is that on Sunday I'm doing my first colour run!! I'm going to try and list all of the wonderful ladies that are participating in my group... I apologize if I miss someone!
Michelle from Push.Pump.Progress
Krysten from The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail
Robyn from RobynBaldwin.com
Davida from The Healthy Maven
Katy from Fit In Heels
Emily from The Change In Your Back Pocket
Elyse (a friend of mine)
We're doing the Colour Me Rad race on Sunday at 10:30am and I couldn't be MORE excited.. not only to run the race but to meet some of these gals that I haven't before (Robyn & Davida!). I hope we all end up looking like this:
Davida and I both agree that we're going to take our sweeeeet time finishing this race. Mostly because she's injured, and I want to take a bajillion photos. C will be there as well with our Cannon camera and hopefully will get some seriously awesome photos with it of everyone running and colour bombing! I can't wait to see how they turn out!
Random thought. The race is no where near my house and we have to drive. I should probably make a mental note to back some extra clothes or something. I'm sure CB would freak out if I accidentally tie-died the black leather in the car lol! Or I should bring like 3 towels. Maybe towels. That might be easier.
This race is easily the highlight of this week... Oooo I'm just so excited for it!!
Q: Have you ever done a colour run before?
Q: If so - please leave some words of advice. I already know to bring my phone in a Ziplock bag (I did that when I was racing in the rain too and it worked well) and just made a mental note to bring towels - anything else?