Re-Scheduling & Dog Barking: Road to AC70.3

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I just looked at my GoPro video from last night and I was so pissed. HAHAHAHAHA But in all fairness, the gym is seriously insanely packed and I need to come up with a new game plan on run days.

I've been a baby this winter and hitting the treadmill more than years past, HOWEVER, each and every time I go to the gym there are no available treadmills. So after being upset for the 5th time I think I need to say enough is enough and only head to the gym for spin, yoga and lifting.

In theory I should REALLY start getting up early and running with The Run Club in the morning (I miss my asscrackers). But let me type out my logic and MAYBE I'm insane for thinking this way, but I'd love your comments on this post to say "Amanda, I can understand your view point" or I'd appreciate hearing  "Amanda, you're insane, that's a dumb reason." So here we go.

Since moving out of my parents house I've not gone for early morning runs with The Run Club. When I lived at home I'd take him out for a quick pee, I'd get dressed and he'd curl up in bed with my mom until I got back. I now live in an apartment which is a twin house converted into an upstairs and downstairs apartment. Our neighbors upstairs are super cool and the twin connected to us is a family of 6 - two adults and 4 kids. Run Club runs START at 5:15 a.m. which means I need to leave the house at 4:45 a.m. Taylor leaves the house every day at 5:30 a.m. for work.

It doesn't matter if it is 5:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., Gatsby barks his face off when we (mainly I) leave the house. I'm sure this is normal, HOWEVER, to have my dog barking his face off at 4:45 a.m. and/or 5:30 a.m. when Taylor leaves, I feel awful that my neighbors have to hear that/deal with it so so early in the morning. So to not have to deal with it I just run at night.

Am I insane for thinking this way?! He has to stop barking at some point, right? I feel like my only other option is to run at home BEFORE Taylor leaves at 5:30 a.m.

Please, some feedback is appreciated. 

Off to Spin tonight with Janice and Taylor. I've been using the My Fitness Pal for logging my food and workouts and it's working really well. I have a few accountability buddies on there so it's nice to have the support. Love you A.R.


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