Day in the Life + Running LATE (at Night)

Yesterday I whipped out my camera and vlogged what ended up being quite a busy day!

I was much chattier than usual. I guess I just had a lot to tell you!

I didn’t end up getting in my run until 8:45pm. I really, really wanted to skip out on it but the Hansons book has me convinced that if I skip any runs I am going to have to give up! It’s seriously so persuasive!

I hit the treadmill and got it done before collapsing on the couch for the rest of the night.

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The Heat game was on late since they’re on the west coast so Adam and I just watched that until it was time for bed!

Hope you had a great day!

The weekend is in sight! πŸ™‚

What’s the latest you’ve ever gone for a run?
– I once went at 11pm the night before we went on vacation!

What’s the earliest you’ve ever gone for a run?
– During marathon training I leave my house by 5am for long runs … it’s rough!Β 

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  1. March 31, 2016 / 7:33 am

    Ok, so you going running at 8:45 and I am at home like….can I go to bed yet? How do you do that? The latest I have ever run is like, 8pm (I about died of sleep deprivation). lol
    Glad you were able to get it in though and didn’t give in to temptation and not run. That can be one of the hardest things to do sometimes. But in the end it always feels better to actually get out and run!

    • Kristina
      Author
      March 31, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Totally, I felt tired/sluggish at the start of the run but by the end I was full of energy… for a little while anyway. As soon as I showered that wore off, haha.

      I think it helps that I’m used to not going to bed until midnight or later and I don’t woke up until 7am. If I got up at 5am or something and then tried to run at 8pm I’d be dead!

  2. March 31, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Latest I have ever run is probably like 7pm but that was back in college! Now its rare that I go anytime after 9am!

    • Kristina
      Author
      March 31, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Ah, you morning runners! So impressive!

  3. March 31, 2016 / 10:50 am

    My phone rang last night at about 8:45 and in my mind all I could think was, what the heck? It’s almost my bed time! But then I answered it and it was my 4 year old niece calling to say hi before bed. And that pretty much confirmed I have the sleeping habits of a 4 year old. Hahaha. Way to get it done last night!

    You bought the Hansons book and signed up for an online base building program, right? Is there information in the book about designing a base building program or is that exclusive to the online training? Since I’m starting graduate school in the fall I expect to spend a lot of the fall/winter just base building so I can focus on studying instead of races, but I know I will need some structure/guidance or I won’t end up running at all.

    • Kristina
      Author
      March 31, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Awww that’s so sweet that she called just to say goodnight!

      I’m still making my way through the Hansons book. So far I haven’t read anything about putting together a base building plan, but you can purchase one of the base plans online for a one time fee of $20 (http://www.finalsurge.com/TrainingPlans/List/Hansons/Plans/Base).

      Using the principles of the book you could probably write a plan for yourself though by selecting the # of base miles you want to run each week and then splitting them up accordingly making sure to include a strength training run (basically at tempo run) once a week.

  4. March 31, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Cecil is so beautiful. πŸ™‚

    We lead such DIFFERENT lives! I am in bed reading by 8:31pm!

    That is so cool the Amazon 2 hr thing comes to your work. It would be so nice if someday we never have to run errands or go grocery shopping again- everything delivered!

  5. March 31, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Well, I have gone for a run during a Ragnar at 2am, I am not sure if that was late, or early…
    I would MUCH rather get up early, than go for a run late. I like to be in bed early! I don’t like it when my teams play on west coast time…by the time they start I am ready for bed!
    Kudos to you for getting in that run!!

  6. April 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    If you ran at 8:45pm, what time do you go to bed??? The earliest I have gotten up to run was 4:30am when I lived in Houston. In order to train for a marathon during the summer months, the morning hours are the only hours you can survive the heat! I once ran at 10:45pm in the dark, but that was during one of those three day relays and my leg happened to fall in the middle of the night. It was rough. Nice job getting the work done!

    • Kristina
      Author
      April 3, 2016 / 12:54 pm

      I usually go to bed around 12:30am but I think that night I went to bed closer to 1:30 :-O It wasn’t ideal, at all!