If there's one thing I have made clear in numerous blog posts, it is that I am NOT a morning person/runner. I usually can't function or talk to humans prior to having my cup of coffee in the A.M. However, Philadelphia is having a bit of an identity crisis this summer, and has decided to change up it's climate to tropical rainforest meets hotter-than-the-center-of-the-sun.
Thus, in a desperate attempt to escape the oppressive heat/humidity and sudden nightly deluges, I made the executive decision to skip my Wednesday evening run and opted for a Thursday morning run instead. I have this same great idea at least twice per month, and historically have about a 0.5% success rate of actually running before work. In fact, the last time I ran in the morning was on Valentine's day, which was over FOUR months ago. I know this exact date because I bragged about it on my blog.
I headed to bed early (10:00 PM is early for me) Wednesday night and I set 3 alarms, including a 6:30 "alarm of shame" that was set at my normal wake up time.
And miraculously, I rolled out of bed at 5:15! I smelled the delicious aroma of coffee (thank God for automatic coffeemaker!) and threw on my running clothes that I had laid out next to my bed the night before.