I woke up early this morning. It felt great having the extra hour thanks to Daylight Savings. I had been planning on starting my morning workouts today simply because it would be easier to jump out of bed at 5am since I'd been waking up at 6am (or earlier) the previous few weeks.
I was surprised at how hard it was to actually force myself out of bed even though I was wide awake. I starting thinking of all the reasons why I should use the extra hour for more sleep. I almost let those thoughts keep me in bed until I snapped out of it, jumped up, and through on my clothes to head to the gym. It was time to swim some laps.
This was my first venture to the LA Fitness pool since it had been refinished. It looks much better and I ended up sharing a lane with another early riser since each lane was taken. It was a quick morning in the pool though with only 700 yds. I have a plan to build up to 1 mile constant and do that most morning before work. Until then, I'm starting of VERY slow so I don't blow my shoulder.
This afternoon I decided that my morning swim was good, but what I really needed was a run. So, after work (and walking the dog) I went down to the treadmill in our building and put in about 3 miles. I thought about a 5 miler, but 3 seemed like a good addition to my 700yd swim. It was a nice easy pace at about 7:45/mile.
I'm looking forward to more of these workouts. I might hit the spin class tomorrow morning but the pool might be calling my name.