It was then that I realized I would have to do something I didn't think I could do: run before work. That's when MarathonMike runs... not me! Yes, I can run early on Saturdays but it's way too early on a weekday. But, I had no choice... I had to run before school.
On Tuesday, my alarm went off at 5:15am and I was out the door by 5:45am. I had my reflective vest, a blinking light and my Road ID.
As soon as I got back, I emptied the dishwasher, so I know that I had some kind of positive experience from my early run. I also had the satisfaction of being done with my run before I even started the day. This was one small step towards marathon-ing in just 5 weeks.