That was my first thought of the day and no, I didn't oversleep. It was just the back porch light that decided to go on and off throughout the night. Honestly, I didn't even know that sensor light worked and never saw it on for over 2 years so what is up with that?
It was only 3:48 am and even though I did snooze until after 4:00 am (guess I did end up oversleeping after all), I got up and headed down to the gym. My mental state was grouchier than anything and even though I logically knew running would make me happier, overcoming this mental road block served to be obstacle 2 for the day. (By the way, obstacle 1 was oversleeping.)
I told myself that I had to run and just get there and get it done. I told myself all I had to do was 3 miles this morning and I could do another 2 in the evening. I told myself not running was not an option.
So after chastising myself, I hopped onto the treadmill and set my plan to do some hill repeats. Isn't that what you do when you are resisting a run? Increase the intensity? I altered every two minutes between a 3% incline and a decline. Furthermore, every 10 minutes I increased my pace. I was going to run the grouchiness out of me if it was the last thing I was going to do this morning!
I ended up running for 35 minutes with my 5 minute cool-down (but really, that just meant I was running at no incline for 5 minutes). My overall pace was 8'44" and I can't wait to really analyze those splits since I did run my downhills faster than my uphills. The end result - 4.02 miles completed. And how is the running mom? Much happier!