Random Thoughts Thursday.

It is random thoughts Thursday! I’ve got a few rants/raves/confessions in no particular order. So herrrre we go…

-We will start with running related. I have to get up every morning before my early runs and check the weather before I put clothes on because Texas has been so bipolar weather wise lately. All week long we have gone from almost 80 degrees to like 40 the next day. It is insane. I actually am looking forward to some spring time weather. Maybe not the humidity part, but some sunshine.

I am doing a free trial on Netflix and need some good shows to watch. Particularly funny/light hearted ones. Any suggestions? I wouldn’t mind starting from the beginning with the Office and just watching all of it all over again.

My main problem (if you want to call it that) with trying to be an avid Netflix watcher is that lately I’m never home. If I am not working (at the gym or my career job), I’m running. If I am not running I’m sleeping. That is what happens when you run high mileage. I always end up falling asleep when I get to watch stuff. HA.

I think the main question I’ve been getting lately is how can I wake up so early to run. Why do people ask this question? It’s like, you either like morning running or you don’t. I can’t convince you to do it. I like getting up early. I also enjoy GOING TO BED early. 8 p.m. is my magic hour. I consider that hour a heavenly bed time. Typically I’m in bed between the hours of 7:30 to 9. One of my friends said it best, I go to bed like an infant. Yeah, I don’t have much of a social life either during the week.

And I like it that way. What can I say, I’m in my 30s. Save the fun for the weekend.

Sometimes I will make an exception if I am going on a date or something. In those cases, I will sleep in and go run at 7 a.m. or something.

Speaking of fun…mardi gras is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays. What shall I do? Go to New Orleans? Maybe I will just run a mardi gras themed race. Dash for the Beads– it’s my fave. I hear they do a 10k now. I need a TX mardi gras marathon (or ultra?). Down here in Texas we do a lot of that stuff. They even have a celebration down in Galveston. You know, we want to claim mardi gras I guess since we are so close to Louisiana.

What randomness is on your mind this week?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

10 thoughts on “Random Thoughts Thursday.

  1. I really need to get my butt to bed by 9pm. I wake up early for runs and I’m ready for a nap by 3pm (of course I don’t get the nap). I can’t seem to get to bed before 10:30, ever.

    1. Yeah, honestly that is the biggest thing. You truly have to train yourself to do it. It helps that I don’t have kids or any distractions to go to sleep like a baby 🙂 I can be as selfish as I want at this point in my life and I love it 🙂

  2. The American Office is a great place to start. We just binged the full series over December. Marvelous Mrs Maisel is quite a good show to get into.

    You are not alone on sleeping habits. I am in bed by 9pm and up just before 6 for a run or gym session. Even on the weekends!

  3. I think folks are either morning folks or not. I’m clearly in the later group. I’ve been lucky enough to always have a job that did not have a hard early morning start . . . For the most part.

  4. I absolutely LOVE getting up early – I love the quiet, the peacefulness, and the fact that 99% of the city is still asleep. But yes, the key is getting to bed early. For me it’s about 10-10:30 lately, but I’m good with about 6-7 hours of sleep a night. And yes it REALLY helps to not have kids or a social life or a dating life or a desire to drink or spend money. 🙂

    It’s a “reality” show, but my favorite show this past year has been the Great British Baking Show (aka Great British Bakeoff). Not sure if you’ve watched it but it’s so binge-able and light and sweet and good-natured and lovely.

  5. I hear you on the go to bed early get up early thing. I LOVE being in bed at a reasonable hour. My co-workers that stay up late spend their time discussing reality TV or some other drama. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. Love my early morning workouts.

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