Friday, March 11, 2011

Buzzer Shot

The Alarm was set last night at 10:00.  We had the discussion about whether or not we were going this morning.  If we weren't, I was going to stay up a little later and keep working on my class.  We agreed and headed on to bed.

At 4:30, some twangy country song filled our room.  Our alarm clock only seems to pickup country stations and I refuse to wake up to the wah-wah-wah. 

James got up and headed to the bathroom.  I didn't really move from my spot.  He came back in, and asked "Are we going?"  I sighed, rolled over, and complained that I felt like I had just crawled in bed.  He said "We'll get back on track on Monday."  He reset the alarm for 6. 

A few minutes later, I was feeling guilty.  I didn't get my run in last night - not for laziness.  I just didn't have enough time.  I had other priorities last night and it got put on the back burner to "I'll get to it if I can."  I didn't.  I tried to convince myself I'd skip lunch today, leave early and try to get to the last class of the day.

I compromised that if I rolled over and looked at the clock and it was still before 4:40, I'd get up.  Roll over.  4:41.  YES!  I thought.  Wait?  I'm excited that I'm not going to workout?   Wait, too much thought is really going into this.  Get.Your.Lazy.Arse.Up.

So, I announced to the room as I through back the covers, I was going!    James may or may not have grunted at me.  But, I quickly dressed, through on my running shoes (because I knew we were running this morning) and headed out the door.  IS thought she won.  But, it was like a fade away jump shot as the time expired - nothing but net. 

On time for class.  Really hard workout.  Got it done.

Inner Sloth - 0; Lauren - 2!


  1. for me, it was ALL about routine when i had my pre-5AM wake-up time. i got myself up by reminding myself it would be MUCH harder to get back to the routine if i broke it. this def proved true the few times i caved....esp if i did so more than once and it wasn't a TRUE need (sometimes it IS good to sleep...but it is hard to read your body before dawn).

  2. Yay!!! That's awesome, nice job!

  3. HA HA! Good for you winning the battle with yourself :) I am constantly negotiating with myself much like the 4:40, 4:41 compromise. Too funny.